The Egypt Electricity & Transmission Company (EETC) has extended the bid deadline for the contract to develop a 200MW photovoltaic (PV) solar project in the West of Nile area by six months.

Developers now have until 21 December to submit bids for the solar independent power project (IPP), with the deadline having been extended from the original 21 June. The proposed 200MW PV project will be developed under the build-own-operate (BOO) model.

The delay in submission date had been expected by developers due to unanswered requests for clarifications submitted by developers regarding the request for proposal (RFP) documents.

MEED reported in February that EETC, in partnership with the country’s New and Renewabe energy Authority (Nrea), had prequalified groups to participate in the tender for the photovoltaic (PV) solar plant.

EETC has invited 32 of the 41 bidding groups that submitted prequalification entries in October to participate in the tender.