Greece: PPC’s tender for SPP construction got eight bidders

, SEE Energy News

Tender for the construction of 50 MW solar power plant in Megalopoli, got a total of eight bidders, five local and three international. This tender was organized by PPC Renewables.

The tender for the construction of a solar park on the depleted coalmine near Megalopoli in Peloponnese, launched by the renewables arm of state-controlled Public Power Corporation (PPC) attracted high interest. Among local bidders are several engineering companies: Intrakat, Aktor, Avax, GEK Terna and METKA, while international participants include French Voltalia and two Chinese bidders: Dongfang Electric and joint venture of Sunel and Shanghai Electric.

In early 2020, PPC Renewables announced that it is planning to build large scale solar projects at its depleted lignite fields in West Macedonia and near Megalopoli, in the Peloponnese. The company already submitted applications to Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) for solar power production permits, with a total capacity of some 1,500 MW. Thus, PPC Renewables would increase its portfolio to up to 4.5 GW.

In July, the company’s 200 MW solar project in Kozani in Western Macedonia attracted five bidders, both local and international. It is a part of a larger project which includes the construction of solar parks in Kozani with total power output of 230 MW. Estimated cost of the project is 130 million euros, of which 110 million is related to 200 MW tender. Earlier, PPC Renewables awarded two contracts for the construction of 15 MW solar power plants in Kozani to METKA, a part of Mytilineos Group, and GEK Terna.