The consortium composed of ENGIE and NAREVA has been declared provisional successful tenderer for the realization of the photovoltaic power plant of Gafsa, launched in international call for tenders by the Ministry of Industry & SMEs and STEG (Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas).
This group will thus be responsible for developing, designing, financing, building, operating and ensuring the maintenance of the Gafsa photovoltaic power plant, with a capacity of 120 MW over a period of 20 years from its commissioning.
This large-scale project is one of the first IPP “Independent Power Producer” solar projects launched by Tunisia and is part of the development program for the renewable energy sector with the objective of reaching, by 2030, a share of 30 % of renewable energies in national electricity production.
The Gafsa plant is expected to supply more than 100,000 Tunisian households per year and help avoid 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
This project is the first collaboration between ENGIE and NAREVA in Tunisia, after a joint experience in Morocco with the construction, in particular, of the Tarfaya wind farm, one of the largest in Africa.
Yoven Moorooven, CEO of ENGIE Afrique said: “The success of this offer further seals our long-term partnership with NAREVA. Tunisia has embarked on an ambitious plan to build new renewable electricity production capacities with the aim of installing 3,800 MW by 2030. The current program has shown very competitive results for the country and we are proud to participate.”
Saïd Elhadi, CEO of NAREVA said: “We are delighted with this solar project won with our partner ENGIE in Tunisia. NAREVA is honored to contribute to the deployment of the Tunisian Solar Plan constituting the cornerstone of the country’s energy transition policy”.