Friday, April 28 2017 14:19
Alexandr Avanesov

Masrik solar electric plant building tender is announced with 55Mwt power

Masrik solar electric plant  building tender is announced with 55Mwt  power

ArmInfo. An international  tender on Masrik electric plant building was announced on April 28,  with the installed power of 55Mwt. More than 40 companies express  interest to tender only 10 from them, passing pre qualifying stage,  would be able to continue the struggle, Hayk Harutyunyan, Armenian  deputy  Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources  stated today.  

According to him, the bidding procedure assuming capable extended  terms will last until 2018 Q2. Investor is being planned to be shown  up at the first stage of the competition, concrete criteria are  installed.  Particularly, he should be experienced in solar electric  plant building with total power not less than 100Mwt. This is done to  attract serious companies in this project.  The preparation of  bidding procedure has been done for a long time. As a result of  project implementation Armenia will receive concrete and lowest  ever-solar electric plant on tariff. Deputy Minister refused to say  the size of tariff, only noting that it should be more available in  accordance to the thermal units' tariffs. "There is a hope that it  would be in the limits of tariffs, installed for hydro energetic  plants", Hayk Harutyunyan stressed, According to him, Armenia has  good solar energy resources, and there are created good conditions    for the investors.  As it was informed earlier the Spanish company  of Acciona,  the worldwide leader of the renewable energy production,  is intended to invest this year about EUR 600-700 mln in the  construction of  energy parks. The management of the company  estimates to invest the same volumes in the projects of alternative  electric power annually until the year of 2020. The total volumes of  investments estimated for the current period forms EUR 3,5 bln, EUR 2  bln of which will be allocated for the construction of units located  out of Spain.  "We have studied proposals from more than 100  countries of the world, interested in solar and wind plants  construction. Now we have to choose projects that will be priorities  for us," Jose Manuel Entrecanales, the President of Acciona Company  said at the meeting of shareholders

According to him, the company is intended not only to participate to  the construction contract bidding in respect to construction of  50  mW capacity solar plant  at the site of Masrik in Gegharkunik marz,  but also to raise photo voltage  generating units with a capacity of  150 mW. But  there are some state guarantees of indemnity  needed to  launch the project, Araras said. "We want to enter Armenian market  for a long time, for 25 years as the minimum, and we should be sure  our investments will be protected," the representative of the Company  said, adding that beside solar generation, the company is occupied in  developing a wind energy plant in the area of lake Sevan.


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