#Energy Systems Advisory

Renewable Energy Development in Afghanistan

Country: Afghanistan
Client: Asian Development Bank
Year: 2016 / Completed

The project envisages conducting technical due diligence of existing studies and power development plans, extensive site identification and selection exercise and developing feasibility study for 20 MW Naghlu solar PV power plant with 20 MVA transformer and support facilities. The project also involves preparation of bidding documents for a procurement of Design, Build, and Operate (DBO) contractor. The Executing Agency (EA) is Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) – Afghan Power Utility supported by the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). Initial scope of the project was a much larger 5x20 MW solar park. However, after extensive site visits and consultations with project stakeholders, and due to difficulty of identifying a suitable site of ca.300 ha, it was decided to develop the 20 MW PV plant at Surobi district.

Services provided:

  • Due diligence of existing network studies and power development plans;
  • Prepare Naghlu 20MW Solar PV power plant feasibility study:
  • Produce technical specifications and required drawings of the solar PV plant, incl. associated systems and structures;
  • Prepare project procurement plan and bidding documents in accordance with ADB’s Procurement Guidelines (2015)

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