The consortium will be responsible for developing, designing, financing, building, operating and maintaining the photovoltaic power plant over a period of 20 years from commissioning.
The Gafsa plant is expected to supply more than 100,000 Tunisian homes per year and help avoiding 150,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Tunisia has engaged in an ambitious plan to build new renewable power generation capacity with an objective to install 3800 MW by 2030.
This project is the first collaboration between ENGIE and NAREVA in Tunisia, after a joint experience in Morocco with the construction of the 300 MW Tarfaya wind farm, one of the largest wind parks in Africa.
Yoven Moorooven, CEO of ENGIE Africa, said: “ The successful outcome of this bid further cements our strategic long-term partnership with NAREVA”.
For his part, Saïd Elhadi, Chairman & CEO of NAREVA said: “We are delighted to develop this solar project that we have won with our partner ENGIE in Tunisia.
NAREVA is honored to contribute to the deployment of the Tunisian Solar Plan which is a cornerstone of the country’s energy transition policy”.