Mozambique: EPC contractor sought for solar PV mini-grids

31 Mar 2021

Belgium’s Enabel is inviting expressions of interest (EoIs) for the design, procurement and construction of five hybrid mini-grids in Zambézia and Nampula provinces of Mozambique. The mini-grids are part of the second phase of Enabel’s Renewable Energy for Rural Development project, which was launched mid-2018 and will run until 2024. A tender for feasibility studies closed on the 15 April 2020 and was awarded to Reiner Lemoine Institut GmbH and EnGreen. The studies were finished in November.

The tender is divided into five lots. Lots 1 and 3 are for the Milhana and Alto Maganha mini-grids respectively, which will each consist of a 200kWp solar PV plant, a 100kVA diesel generator, and a 1.16MWh battery system. Lot 2 is for a mini-grid in Muite which will comprise a 120kW solar PV system, a 70kVA generator, and 700kWh storage. Lot 4 covers a mini-grid on Idugo Island involving a 230kW solar PV plant, a 120kVA generator, and 1.33MWh battery storage. Lot 5 is for a mini-grid at Mugulama which will use a 75kW solar PV plant, 45kVA generator, and 445kWh battery.

All but lot 4 are expected online within a year. Lot 4 is scheduled to begin operating within a year and two months. EoIs are due by 4 May 2021.

Contact: Enabel Mozambique procurement officer Akila Munir. Email: akila@munir@enabel.be.


Image: Zambézia and Nampula mini-grids. Source: African Energy Live Data

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