Tender Issued for 100 MW Wind Projects in Bangladesh

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BPDB has tendered for selection of project sponsors for implementation of wind power projects of 100 MW (50 MW x 2) capacity at two sites in Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has issued a tender for the selection of project sponsors for the implementation of grid-tied wind power projects having a capacity of 100 MW as two projects of 50 MW capacity at two sites in Bangladesh.

Having been authorised by the Government of Bangladesh, BPDB intends to select sponsors for the grid-tied wind projects to be developed on a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis for a period of 20 years. The following sites have been selected for the projects:

The project sponsors will be required to arrange the necessary land, financing and to execute the key project documents for the projects. BPDB intends to qualify interested project developers who have previous experience in implementing grid-tied power projects and has thus invited interested developers to submit their bids/ proposals for consideration.

The deadline for bid submission is November 3, 2020, and a pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for October 10, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The bidders will be required to submit bid security in the form of an irrevocable and unconditional bank guarantee of USD 250,000 for each package.

In January, with an aim to promote more investment in the renewable energy projects in Bangladesh, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has entered into an agreement with the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) of Bangladesh. As per the agreement signed, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will support a solar power plant of 35-50 MW of capacity in the Kushtia district in Bangladesh.

The motive behind the pilot project is to demonstrate a viable model for the solar power plant in the Asian country. This solar energy project will be developed through a competitive bidding process under a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

Commenting on the development, Wendy Werner, IFC Country Manager for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal said “this is a unique concept as it will support the government in creating a viable and sustainable renewable energy model in Bangladesh, using marginal low-lying land to produce solar energy. This model can be repeated across the country.”

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