SATBA of Iran issues for 4,000 MW of solar power projects
(MENAFN) The Iranian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization (SATBA) has requested bids for the building of 4,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power plants as part of a campaign to promote renewable energy consumption and strengthen the country's power infrastructure.
The June 15 call for tenders is in accordance with the ministry of energy's ambition to build 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity in the country.
According to SATBA, 85 companies were invited to participate in the tender from a pool of 106 applicants. It followed the signing of cooperation agreements between governorates and SATBA to choose the locations for establishing renewable power plants based on the needs of each area and province.
As an outcome, 152 construction projects in 30 provinces were identified and reviewed to investors "in the form of 95 baskets" for the construction of power plants with a minimum capacity of 10 MW and a maximum capacity of 250 MW, according to Ahmadreza Tavakkoli, general manager of the SATBA legal affairs office and contracts.
"This is a good opportunity for investors to build solar power plants," he stated.
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