The Particular Tasks Administration Unit (UGPE) of Cape Verde launched a young to pick engineering, procurement, and building (EPC) corporations for a 1.3 MW photo voltaic plant on the island of Fogo, a 1.2 MW set up in island of Santo Antão, and two different 0.4 MW methods within the islands of Sao Nicolau and Maio.

Potential builders have till March 30 to submit bids to construct all 4 PV vegetation. The chosen bidders are anticipated to begin building in August 2023, with tasks slated for commissioning in 2025.

The chosen energy builders are additionally answerable for establishing a coaching program for the UGPE workers.

“The coaching supplied must be structured in order that it equips native workers with the required abilities and data to efficiently undertake the design, building, commissioning, operation and upkeep of photo voltaic PV methods after the EPC contract,” mentioned of UGPE within the tender doc.

Financing for the contracts can be supplied by way of Cape Verde’s Renewable Vitality and Improved Utility Efficiency Challenge (REIUP) facility, which secured $16.5 million in funding from the World Financial institution.

The most recent statistics from the Worldwide Renewable Vitality Company (IRENA) present that Cape Verde has collected 8 MW of photo voltaic by the tip of 2022.

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