World: Tender announced for 100 MW solar PV plant in Uzbekistan

A tender for the design, financing, construction and operation of the solar photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 100 MW in Navoi region of Uzbekistan was announced with the assistance of the International Finance Corporation to attract private investors.

The Project site is located approximately 30 km west of Navoi city. While the boundaries of the site are still being finalised, the site area is expected to be in the range of 250 to 300 ha to allow for significant DC oversizing. The site has good road access and is located close to the JSC Uzbekenergo 220 kV network.

Uzbekistan has local producers of both electrical equipment and electrical cabling.  Although procurement from such local producers is strongly encouraged, it is not mandatory and will not be considered in the evaluation of Prequalified Bidders’ Proposals.

Request for Prequalification (RFQ) of the project was published on the 1st of February 2019. Prequalification Application Submission Deadline is 19th March.

This is a pioneering project and a great opportunity for Uzbekistan to develop its untapped renewable energy potential. The project announced as well as a number of both new constrcution and modernization projects (hydro/solar/wind) will be discussed during Energy Week Uzbekistan in Tashkent on 11-13 June. Request more information on the event’s official website: