The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) announced on 11 August 2015 three new tenders for the development of a total of 500MW wind and solar capacity on a Build, Own and Operate (BOO) basis in the West Nile Area with the participation of the private sector.

Experienced local and foreign developers are invited to bid for these projects, where the produced electricity will be purchased by EETC on the basis of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to be signed with the developers. The land for the projects will be made available by NREA on a usufruct basis for the duration of the projects.

1. Tender no. 13/2015/2016 for a total installed wind capacity of 250MW

The Request for Pre-Qualification (RfPQ) may be obtained from EETC as of Sunday, 23 August 2015 for EUR 2,000 to be paid in cash or by cheque. Previous experience in implementing three wind power plants with a minimum capacity of 50MW each is required. The pre-qualification documents must be submitted to EETC by the developers no later than on Monday, 05 October 2015 at 12:00. The short-listed developers will be receiving the Request for Proposal (RFP) from EETC.

2. Tender no. 14/2015/2016 for a total installed PV capacity of 200MW

The tender documents may be obtained from EETC as of Sunday, 30 August 2015 for EUR 4,000 to be paid in cash or by cheque. Previous experience in implementing three PV power plants with a minimum capacity of 50MW each is required. The offers must be submitted in separate technical and financial envelopes to EETC no later than on Monday, 02 November 2015 at 12:00. A EUR 4 million bid bond must be included in the bids.

3. Tender no. 15/2015/2016 for a total installed CSP capacity of 50MW

The tender documents may be obtained from EETC as of Sunday, 06 September 2015 for EUR 3,000 to be paid in cash or by cheque. Previous experience in implementing at least three CSP power plants with a total capacity of 30MW is required. The offers must be submitted in separate technical and financial envelopes to EETC no later than on Monday, 16 November 2015 at 12:00. A EUR 1 million bid bond must be included in the bids.

All bids must be valid for 180 days from the operating date and late offers will be rejected.