North Macedonia: Oslomej solar power plant construction contract signed

, SEE Energy News

The Government of North Macedonia said that it has signed contracts with Bulgarian company Solarpro Holding and Turkish company Fortim Energy Electric for the construction of 100 MW Oslomej solar power plant, a project worth 70 million euros.

The statement from the Government said that each company will build 50 MW solar power plant in public-private partnership with state-owned power utility ESM. Under the partnership, ESM will receive 18.5 % of electricity produced by Solarpro’s plant and 18.1 % of electricity produced by Fortim’s plant. ESM will provide the land on which the plants will be built. The agreement is valid for 35 years, after which the solar parks will be transferred to ESM. The plants will be built on the site of depleted Oslomej coalmine and its worth is estimated to 80 million euros.

The tender was launched in early 2020, but the winners were selected after live bidding auction with three participants, which took place on 16 April 2021.

Last year, Solarpro won a tender for the construction of a 10 MW solar power plant in the municipality of Makedonski Brod.