North Macedonia: Wind farm Bogdanci expansion tender

, SEE Energy News

Initially, North Macedonian state-owned power utility ESM launched the tender in February, but it was postponed on several occasions due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESM has now relaunched a tender for the expansion of country’s sole wind farm Bogdanci by additional 13 MW.

The deadline for the expression of interest is set to 3 September. The project is financed through 18 million euros loan provided by German Development Bank KfW, while ESM will cover the remaining sum. The maturity of the loan is 12 years, with a 3 years grace period and interest rate of 1.15 %. Last September, ESM signed two contracts related to the project for the expansion of the Bogdanci wind farm with a consortium of German Fichtner and local company Geing. The first contract relates to consulting services for updating environmental impact assessment including geological and geotechnical testing. The second contract is for consulting services for the design, the preparation of tendering documentation, and the supervision of works. The value of both contracts is around 1.1 million euros.

The expansion of the Bogdanci wind farm envisages the construction of 4 additional wind turbines with combined capacity of 13 MW. Currently, the plant’s installed capacity amounts to 36.8 MW and it will be raised to 50 MW.