Syria first wind farm

As per report, the power utility will hold a project clarification meeting on December 13th 2009 and the deadline for the submission of prequalification documents is January 25th 2010.

The wind farm will have capacity of 50 MW to 100 MW and will be located at either Al Sukhna, 70 kilometres east of Palmyra or Al-Hijana, 50 kilometres south of Damascus or at both sites. The winning bidder will develop the wind farm on a build own operate or build operate transfer basis. The project company will design, finance, build, own and operate the wind energy farm for 20 to 25 years.

The reported said that PEEGT will shortlist companies before inviting them to submit a letter of intent to bid. The companies will then carry out wind measurements at the site for 12 months. The client will issue the request for proposals three months before the end of the wind measurement period.

The company plans to announce 2 more wind farm projects in 2009, with capacity of 30 MW and 100 MW. These will be built on an engineering, procurement and construction basis, however.

Meanwhile, Syria has total installed capacity of 7,800 MW of power and demand is growing at 7% to 8% per year. The country aims to install 2,500 MW of wind power and more than 3,000 MW of solar power plants by 2030.