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Korean enterprises invited to participate in tender for production of 2000 megawatts of solar energy in Tunisia

May 28, 2022

(TAP) - Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Neyla Nouira Kanji called on Korean enterprises to participate in the call for tenders to be launched by the end of June 2022, for the production of 2000 megawatts of solar energy under the concession system.

This call was made during a meeting held in Tunis with Chairman of the Korean International Trade Association Young-Ju Kim, on the fringes of the 5th International Conference on Financing Investment and Trade in Africa (FITA 2022) and in the presence of South Korea's ambassador in Tunis Sun Nahmkook.

The meeting offered the opportunity to review the cooperation fields between the two countries, notably in the industrial, energy and renewable energy sectors.

Kanji underlined the importance of bilateral cooperation and the Tunisian authorities' willingness to further mobilise investments and reboot the Tunisian economy.

She considered that Tunisia is a gateway to access both the black continent and the old continent, which helps Korean enterprises set up in Tunisia and export their products to both continents.

The Chairman of the Korean International Trade Association affirmed that Korean enterprises are prospecting Tunisian and African sites and that 'FITA 2022' is an opportunity to establish a tripartite economic relationship. South Korea is willing to promote investment and achieve new projects in Tunisia, he stated.

The Ministry of Industry had received on July 22, 2019, offers for its international tender for the achievement of 5 projects with a production capacity of 500 megawatts of electricity from solar photovoltaic energy.

International enterprises had proposed production tariffs ranging between 71.8 and 84.1 millimes per kilowatt/h and considered that the tariff proposed for the Tataouine project is among the best worldwide.

Tunisia has adopted an energy transition strategy based on several axes among which are the reduction of primary energy demand by 30% compared to 2010 and the encouragement of alternative energy production among the three systems of self-production, authorisation and concession.

The 5-year programme (2017-2022) aims to create units to supply over 1800 megawatts of electricity.


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