Albania, KESH looking for a contractor for floating solar power plant

, SEE Energy News

Solar Energy of Albania (SENA), a subsidiary of the Albanian state-owned Power Corporation (KESH), has launched a tender for the design, construction and operation of 12.9 MW floating solar power plant.

The statement from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), who provided a loan for financing 70 % of the project, said that the power plant will be built on the reservoir of hydropower plant Vau te Dejes, operated by KESH.

The deadline for the submission of bids is 22 December.

Last April, the EBRD said that it will provide a 9.1 million euros loan to power utility KESH for the construction of its floating solar power plant. The loan, which was provided on commercial basis, will be used to finance the 12.9 MW floating solar power plant, the first facility of such capacity in Albania and Western Balkans. The project also aligns with Albania’s ambition to develop its solar capacity, which has resulted in two successful EBRD-backed auctions: the 140 MW Karavasta project and the 100 MW Spitalle project, both won by French Voltalia.