The West African Power Pool is looking for consultants to carry out impact studies and an advisor for the construction of the Soma solar power plant in The Gambia. Interested entities have until September 21 and October 5 to come forward.

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) of the Economic Community of West African States has launched two separate tenders for the construction of a 150 MW solar power plant in The Gambia.

The first procedure will allow the selection of consultants to carry out an environmental and social impact study of the infrastructure. Interested entities have until September 21 to send in their files.

The second procedure will allow the selection of a transaction advisor for the design of an auction and the selection of the independent energy producer (s) who will be responsible for the financing, construction and operation of the plant. The deadline for expressions of interest is October 5, 2020.

The process of setting up this solar park started in October 2019 with the completion of a feasibility study. It will be installed in Soma in two phases which will allow the deployment of 80 MW and 70 MW respectively. Its commissioning is scheduled for 2025 and its production will be transferred to NAWEC, the national electricity company.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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