18 December 2016, Sweetcrude, Houston — The Algerian Minister of Energy Nourredine Bouterfa disclosed recently that a national and international invitation to tender will be launched shortly for a photovoltaic solar energy plant project with a capacity to generate 4,000 Megawatt.
The tender call is being finalised, Bouterfa said in an opening address at the Algerian-US Forum on Energy held in Houston, Texas.
The mega project includes the building of power plants and local manufacturing of equipment and materials intended for the plants, he disclosed.
The renewable energies programme is a major generator of jobs and will highly contribute to industrialisation, technological development and acquisition of skills, giving a boost to the country’s socio-economic development, Bouterfa said.
He added that an important national plan for the development of renewable energy is underway.
The plan will put in operation nearly 22,000 MW in green energy by 2035-2040, the minister told the managers of American companies attending the meeting.