February 25 (Renewables Now) - The government of the Republic of Maldives is seeking proposals for the installation of a 5-MW grid-connected solar system in the Greater Male region.
The deadline for submitting bids in the pre-qualification process is March 18, 2019, official documents show. The tender is a re-invitation to eligible and qualified applicants after the government cancelled the initial bidding process for the scheme.
The successful candidate will be in charge of designing, installing, financing, owning, operating and transferring the solar photovoltaic (PV) park. Bidding in the tender will be conducted through international procedures in line with the World Bank’s guidelines and is open to all parties from the eligible source countries, as specified in those guidelines.
The project will be carried out under the Accelerating Sustainable Private Investment in Renewable Energy (ASPIRE) programme, which aims to lift the Maldives’ installed PV capacity to over 20 MW through private investment. Support from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP), a funding window of the Climate Investment Funds, will also be utilised.