Uzbekistan announces tender for solar plant construction
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Oct.20
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekenergo State Joint Stock Company (SJSC) has announced a tender for the construction of a solar power plant in Samarkand with a design capacity of 100 megawatts, SJSC said Oct.20.
The report said that the tender is being held in order "to select the general contractor for the design, construction and operation of grid-connected power plants with installed capacity of 100 megawatts on the basis of crystalline photovoltaic cells with a fixed angle of slope".
The deadline for submission of bids is December 19, 2014.
The starting value of the contract is not specified in the message.
A project on construction of the solar power plant in Samarkand will be financed by a loan from the Asian Development Bank, according to the report.
The contract, which will be concluded on the results of a tender, will be implemented with co-financing by ADB and the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan.
It was previously reported that Uzbekistan plans to build the first solar power plant with a design capacity of 100 megawatts with the power generation exceeding 150 million kilowatt hours per year in Samarkand city. The preliminary project cost is $310 million.
It was reported that last year ADB allocated a loan of $110 million for the implementation of the project.
Uzbekistan adopted the program on the development of alternative energy sources.
In particular, construction of the several solar power plants with total capacity of more than two gigawatts, and the construction of the facility on the photovoltaic panel production with the capacity of 100 MW is planned within the framework of the program. The International Institute for Solar Energy was also established.
Today, oil and gas occupy 97 percent the structure of primary energy resources in Uzbekistan, 2.3 percent - coal, 0.7 per cent - hydropower.
At the same time, the potential of renewable energy sources in Uzbekistan is about 51 billion tonnes of oil equivalent.
Solar energy potential in the country, where there are more than 300 sunny days a year, is about 50.973 billion tonnes of oil equivalent.