Masen launches the prequalification process for the Ouarzazate CSP Next Program of 300 MW

Masen is currently implementing a five hundred megawatts (500MW) solar power complex located at Ouarzazate, Morocco. The first phase of such a complex consisting of the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of one CSP parabolic trough power plant with a capacity of one hundred and sixty megawatts (160 MW) and three hours of storage has been attributed on 24 September 2012 under an Independent Power Producer (“IPP”) scheme.

Masen now launches the request for qualification process to select potential sponsors (the “Applicants”) to develop the next CSP phase of the Ouarzazate solar power complex through IPP project(s) consisting of the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of one or more Thermal Solar Power Plant(s) with an aggregate capacity of approximately three hundred megawatts (300 MW).

The OZZ CSP Next Program is divided into two separate projects: (i) a CSP tower project with a contemplated capacity of around 100 MW and (ii) a CSP parabolic trough project with a contemplated capacity of around 200 MW. Storage is contemplated for both projects.
Masen invites interested companies and consortia to download the pre- qualification document at https://masen.local-trust.com, starting from January 23, 2013.

The deadline to submit applications, in accordance with the pre- qualification document, is March 25, 2013, 10:00 AM GMT.

Source: press release distributed by Masen