Uruguay Electricity Utility Issues Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects
- UTE has launched a new tender for 65 MW solar power plant in Uruguay
- The utility will supply solar panels and substation for the planned plant
- Project needs to be under construction in first quarter of 2020
- Last date to submit bids for the 65 MW solar power plant is October 25, 2019
Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), the national electricity utility of Uruguay, has launched a tender for construction and maintenance of a 65 MW solar power plant.
Last date to submit bids is October 25, 2019. Tender documents may be sourced from UTE website.
UTE wants construction to start on site in Q1/2020.
According to news portal BNamercias, UTE will supply the solar panels required for the 65 MW project and a substation as well but wants to hire an EPC company to build the project. It claimed the UTE is planning to launch another solar PV tender in 2020.
As of December 2018, Uruguay had 88.4 MW of solar power capacity in the grid it reported with other renewables being 1.5 GW hydro, 1.2 GW wind, 424 MW of biomass while the country’s thermal capacity is 649 MW which BNamericas says Uruguay hardly uses.
Atlas Renewable Energy achieved financial closure on its two operational Uruguayan solar power plants with 75.8 MW capacity with $114.4 million (see Atlas Secures Financing For Uruguayan Projects).