On January 23rd, 2013 the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) opened the qualification process to pre-select potential developers of 300 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants at its site in Ouarzazate, Morocco.
The OZZ CSP Next Program is divided into a 100 MW solar tower power CSP project and a 200 MW parabolic trough CSP project, with storage contemplated for both projects. The deadline to submit applications for qualification to bid on these projects is March 25th, 2013.
Second phase at Ouarzazate site
Applicants will bid to develop the two plants, including design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance. This will be the second phase at the Ouarzazate site, and follows on the award of a 160 MW CSP project to a consortium led by ACWA Power (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) in fall 2012.
Solar Server (Jan. 25, 2013)