Monday, July 17 2017 12:44
Alexandr Avanesov

The pre-qualification stage of the tender for the construction of solarMasrik-1 power plant was passed by 10 companies and one consortium

The pre-qualification stage of the tender for the construction of  solarMasrik-1 power plant was passed by 10 companies and one  consortium

ArmInfo. The pre-qualification  stage of the tender for the construction of solarMasrik-1 power plant  was passed by 10 companies and one consortium. Such a decision was  taken by evaluation commission. 

According to the Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and  Natural Resources Hayk Harutyunyan, which the press service of the  agency cites, the remaining 10 packages of the contest participants  did not meet the conditions presented. In the second stage of the  competition, companies from the Netherlands, the USA, Korea, Germany  and a number of other countries took part. All represented companies  are known in the international energy market. This is TBEA Xinjiang  Sunoasis Co., Ltd, China - Subsolar Energy Holding LLC, the  Netherlands, Phelan Energy Group Limited, South Africa - Korea  Electric Power Corporation, Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital  Company Private Limited, India - Risen Energy Co.  Ltd. Limited,  China, Metka, Greece -Energy Phoenix, Lebanon, Access Infra Central  Asia Limited, UAE - Eren Renewable Energy SA, France - TSK  Electronica, Spain, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures BV, Netherlands,  -FSL Solar SL, Country: Spain, Acciona Energia SAU, Spain, Building  Energy Development Africa, Italy -H1 Holdings (Pty) Ltd, South  Africa, Sky Power Global, Cayman -Enerparc Projects GMBH, Germany,  CountourGlobal LP, Cayman Islands).

"At the second stage, the prequalified companies will compete with  each other around the price offers, the ministry will give its  preference to the company or to the consortium that will present the  smallest and most competitive price offer," said Hayk Artyunyan,  adding that the second stage of the competition will be announced in  September of the year. The entire tender process will be completed at  the beginning of next year and construction of a 55 MW solar power  plant will commence. It is expected that in early 2018 the station  will begin to generate electricity."

It should be reminded that the total cost of the program for the  construction of solar power plants in Armenia is $ 129 million. The  feasibility studies for the construction of solar power stations with  a capacity of up to 100 megawatts have already been prepared. Within  the framework of the program it is planned to build solar power  stations with a capacity of up to 110 megawatts in various regions of  Armenia.Of the six surveyed areas in two, the Spanish consulting  company Aries Engineering has already submitted feasibility studies.  They relate to the localities of "Masrik" in Gegharkunik region and  "Dashtadem" in Aragatsotn region, studies on the remaining four  localities continue. One of the main conditions of the competition  will be the tariff offered by investors. The advantage will be the  company that will offer the minimum tariff.  The climate investment  fund for the development of alternative energy provided Armenia $ 28  million, of which $ 2 million is a grant and $ 26 million is a loan.  The loan terms are soft - 0.25% per annum with a maturity of 40 years  and a grace period for payments in the first 20 years. Grant funds  are being used to study the areas, develop a feasibility study for  the project, calculated at a station of 100-120 megawatts of  capacity.

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