Syria’s Public Establishment of Electricity for Transmission & Generation (PEEGT) has pushed back the prequalification deadline on a deal to build country’s first wind farm.

Firms now have until 28 April to answer the request for qualification, marking a delay of one month. The wind farm will have capacity of 50-100MW and will be located at either Al-Sukhna, 70 kilometres east of Palmyra, or Al-Hijana, 50km south of Damascus. Damascus may also decide to build at both sites.

The winning bidder will develop the wind farm on a build-own-operate or build-operate-transfer basis. The winner will design, finance, build, own and operate the farm for 20-25 years.

Damascus is also looking for consultants to work on the project. A total of six bids were received for the consultancy work which requires technical and financial expertise.

The winning consultant will supervise the bidding process and train PEEGT’s staff to handle the project.