Morocco’s solar energy agency has revealed that the country will be inviting investors who have expressed interest in phase one of its US$9 billion solar power project to submit pre-qualification bids by October 4 at the latest, reports Reuters.
The project consists of five power generation sites that will produce 2000MW of electricity, with a combined surface area of 10,000 hectares, in Ouarzazate, Ain Bni Mathar, Foum Al Oued, Boujdour and Sebkhat Tah.
The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) said it will accept bids by individual firms or companies teaming up in consortiums. Pre-qualification bids being invited are for the construction of one or more thermo-solar units with a capacity of at least 125MW at the planned complex, near the southern town of Ouarzazate.
The five power stations will account for 38% of Morocco’s installed power generation by 2020.