The government of Cape Verde is looking for developers to build four solar farms on four islands in the archipelago nation.
Potential developers have until March 30 to submit bids for the construction of all four solar power plants. The selected bidders are expected to start construction in August 2023 and the projects will be commissioned by 2025.
The selected power developers are also responsible for establishing the UGPE personnel training program.
“Training must be structured to equip local staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully take over the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of solar PV systems after the EPC contract has ended,” UGPE said. tender document.
The contracts are financed through Cape Verde’s Renewable Energy and Improved Utility Performance Project (REIUP), which has received $16.5 million in funding from the World Bank.
Recent statistics from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) show that Cape Verde had installed a total of 8 MW of solar energy by the end of 2022.