The consortium was assembled by TBEA Xinjiang New Energy Co., Ltd. and AMEA Power.
This project was part of a large international tender launched by the Ministry of Industry and SMEs in Tunisia in 2018 and is aligned with the government’s 2030 New Energy Vision.
Under this international tender, a total capacity of 500MW solar projects was awarded to various fortunate bidders.
After declaration, AMEA Power’s Chairman, Hussain Al Nowais, said: “We are very delighted to close this year with the news of being awarded a large renewable energy project in one of our key target markets.
“This is a project awarded through a competitive bidding process, and we look forward to supporting the country in accomplishing its objective to diversify the energy mix.”
The 100MW solar project will be situated in Kairouan. A 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) will be signed with the Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG).
The power plant will be able to generate nearly 250,490GWh per year and will contribute to avoiding 247,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
On 10 December 2019, AMEA Power signed a PPA with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for a 200MW solar PV project and a 500MW wind power project in Egypt.
Prior to this, on 26 November 2019, AMEA Power signed a PPA with Togo’s national utility company, La Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo (CEET), for a 50MW solar PV project. This project is now under construction.
Another PPA was inked earlier in 2019 with Chad’s Ministry of Energy for a 60MW solar PV project. Moreover, the company has two projects under construction in Jordan; a 50MW solar power plant and a 51.75MW wind power plant.