Pre-Qualified Bidders for Scaling Solar Tender in Madagascar Announced

On February 28, 2018, Madagascar’s Ministry of Water, Energy and Hydrocarbons (MEEH) announced the list of pre-qualified bidders for the country’s Scaling Solar tender.

The following six developers have been declared pre-qualified for the tender:

  1. Acciona Energía SAU
  2. Al Nowais Investments LLC / Aldwych Power Holdings Ltd
  3. Globeleq Africa Holdings Ltd
  4. GreenYellow SAS / Omnicane Ltd
  5. Mulilo Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd / Voltalia SA
  6. Ormat Technologies, Inc.

The pre-qualified developers will receive a formal invite to access the project’s data room and to submit their final proposals for the 25 MWac solar photovoltaic project located near the island nation’s capital of Antananarivo.

The winning bidders will be selected based on the lowest proposed tariff.

The Madagascar tender represents the fourth Scaling Solar tender in Africa to date. Other Scaling Solar tenders are also underway in Senegal and Ethiopia, with a second round also underway in Zambia. Madagascar represents the first Scaling Solar project to be tendered that includes battery storage requirements in addition to solar PV generation.