The Lomé-based African Biofuel & Renewable Energy Company (Abrec) has awarded a contract to Sinohydro to build a 20MWp solar plant at Gardete, 8km from Bissau, as well as a 30kV connection to the Bôr substation. Abrec said six eligible bids were received in an international tender that closed in May last year (AE 391/8). Work is expected to take 16 months. 

Unsuccessful bidders for the 20MW contract included China Shenyang International Economic and Technical Cooperation Corporation;Vinci Energies; Spain’s Imasa and Solaica with Yingli Solar; India’s Jakson Group and the local Optimo Energy; and China NationalTechnical Import and Export Corporation and GDS.

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