A tender for a 200MW BOO (build-own-operate) solar PV plant project in Egypt has had its deadline extended by six months, in a move that the Middle East Solar Industries Association (MESIA) has said was “widely expected,” PV Tech informed.

The postponement is expected to last from 21st June to 21st December, according to PV Magazine, which reported that the West of Nile PV project, located in the West Nile district of the country was delayed as a result of red tape.

Egypt’s Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) had announced the project’s tender in August 2015.

Meanwhile, in Jordan, Abu Dhabi-based Masdar was given the right to develop, own, and operate a 200 MW PV park in the country, and has started the process of tendering the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC).