Proposals sought to build and operate 12.9 MW FPV on Vau I Dejës hydro reservoir

Solar Energy of Albania (SENA), the solar development arm of Albanian state-owned power utility Korporata Elektroenergjitike Shqiptare (KESH), invites proposals by 22 December for the design, construction and operation of a 12.97 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on the reservoir of the Vau i Dejës hydropower dam.

Up to 70 per cent of the project cost will be funded through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), while the remaining cost will be covered by KESH, according to a notice published on the EBRD’s e-procurement portal ECEPP. The estimated value of the contract was not disclosed. Vau i Dejës was the first hydropower plant to be built on the river Drin in the northwestern part of Albania. The 250 MW hydropower dam is the most downstream of a three-plant cascade with a total capacity of 1350 MW that is owned and operated by KESH. Its five 50 MW units were commissioned between 1970 and 1975. In addition to electricity generation, the facility provides flood control for the lowlands of Lezha and Shkodra.

The FIDIC Conditions of Contract for Design, Build and Operate Projects (First Edition 2008) – FIDIC Gold Book will be used for project implementation. A clarification meeting and a site visit will take place at the Vau i Dejës hydropower plant on the morning of 23 November 2022.

The tender will be conducted using the EBRD Client E-Procurement Portal and relevant documents can be accessed via: https://ecepp.ebrd.com/delta/viewNotice.html?displayNoticeId=14040098. The identification number of the Tender process is: 14039954. A full description of the procurement exercise is available within the documentation and is available free of charge via ECEPP. The documentation will include detailed technical and financial requirements; the expected outcome; eligibility and qualification requirements; contract start date; planned contract duration; any response requirements and all other relevant information. Participants must be registered in ECEPP to participate in the tender. Only participants who are registered and have expressed an interest in the tender shall be able to access the tender documents, receive clarifications, and submit a tender response. Participants must use the ECEPP message centre to communicate with the client. The client’s address is for information only. Elida Bufi, Solar Energy of Albania SENA, Rr. “Viktor Eftimiu”, Nr. 12, Tiranë 1060, Albania

Tel: +35 542 262 148

Email: bufie@kesh.al

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