Guinea Bissau: China’s Sinohydro to build the Gardete solar power plant

The Chinese energy company Sinohydro has won the tender for the construction of the Guinea-Bissau solar power plant in Gardete, it was announced on Thursday 19 March. The call for expressions of interest was launched in March 2019 by the African Biofuel and Renewable Energy Co. (Abrec), a pan-African organisation which promotes renewable energy on the continent. In detail, the project as a whole includes the Gardete power station, which will have a capacity of 20 megawatts (MW), but also two mini-solar power stations of 1 MW capacity each to be located in Gabu and Canchungo. As for financing, the West African Development Bank has allocated a loan of 42.9 million Dollars.