Tunisia awards UAE's AMEA Power $100m agreement to build solar power plant
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Tunisia awards UAE’s AMEA Power $100m agreement to build solar power plant

Tunisia awards UAE’s AMEA Power $100m agreement to build solar power plant

Construction of the solar power plant is expected to begin by the end of this year

The Tunisian Government has awarded Dubai-based AMEA Power a concession and a power purchase agreement for a 100MW solar project in Kairouan, worth $100m.

Construction of the solar power plant is expected to begin by the end of this year.

In December 2019, a consortium formed by AMEA Power and TBEA Xinjiang New Energy Co., Ltd. was awarded the 100MW solar power plant located in Kairouan in Tunisia.

This project was part of the first round of solar projects launched through an international tender programme by the Ministry of Industry and SMEs in Tunisia in 2018, official news agency WAM reported.

The project has a planned production of nearly 223,171 MWh of power per year, saving more than 113,525 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

Hussain Al Nowais, chairman of AMEA Power commented, “This is a great milestone for both Tunisia and AMEA Power. Through the government’s 2030 New Energy Vision, Tunisia aims to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix to 30 per cent by 2030, corresponding to an additional installed capacity of approximately 4GW.

“AMEA Power continues to grow, and today we are proud to be present in 15 countries, with a total capacity of about 2,000MW of renewable energy projects in operation, under construction and in development.”

 

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