The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) invites bids by 24 May from consultants to carry out a series of studies for the development of a floating solar photovoltaic project on Lake Kossou in north-central Côte d’Ivoire. The project, with an installed capacity of between 10MWp and 20MWp, is to be developed as a pilot project by CI-Energies on the reservoir impounded by the Kossou dam on the Bandama River. The reservoir was identified in a scoping study carried out by the state power producer as the site for the first in a series of planned utility-scale floating solar projects.