ArmInfo. On June 24, at a Cabinet meeting, the Armenian government approved the results of the pre-qualification competition dated December 3, 2020 within the framework of the project for the construction of the "Ayg-1" photovoltaic industrial station and made changes to the terms of financing the project.
Acting Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan reminded that within the framework of the project it is planned to build a "Ayg -1" solar station with an installed capacity of 200 MW. The station will be located on the territory of the Talin and Dashtadem communities of the Aragatsotn region of Armenia. The winner of the competition - Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC - Masdar, according to him, offered a fairly low tariff for the future solar generation facility - $ 0.0290 of electricity excluding VAT per 1 kWh of electricity. The beneficiary of 85% of the program's shares will be "Masdar" company, and 15% of the shares will belong to the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF) . The cost of the project will be approximately $ 174 million, the station will be commissioned in 2025.
According to acting Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Suren Papikyan, the government meets the wishes of the winner of the competition and changes the terms of full financing of the project: instead of "180 days from the date of signing", setting "545 days".
To recall, on May 21, 2020, the Armenian government launched a pre-qualification competition, the results of which were to be summed up by October 27 of this year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Karabakh war, the deadlines have been extended. On July 12 last year, an agreement was signed in Yerevan on cooperation in the construction of solar photovoltaic station (200 MW), wind power plant (200 MW) and "floating" solar installation (100 MW). As noted then, more than 200 rivers and lakes could be used for floating solar programs. Masdar is a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, UAE, with total assets of $ 220 billion and one of the world's leading renewable energy companies.