Daily News Egypt reported that 44 companies have obtained the tender conditions for the establishment of a 200 MW solar power plant. The government has proposed the project in a build-own-operate (BOO) model.

The companies that are applying for the tender include Sterling and Wilson, Enel Energy, FAS, Abdul Latif Jameel, ACWA Power, Orascom, SunEdison, First Solar, Lekela Power, Al Tawakol, Elsewedy Electric, Gigawatt Global, Terra Sola, Sun Power, and Scatec Solar, among others.

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has set a number of requirements that must be met by proposing companies, including prior experience in establishing at least three solar power plants of no less than 50MW. A Source at the ministry of electricity added that officials at the EETC held a meeting with the proposing companies to agree on the final framework for implementing the project.