A consortium consisting of Spanish infrastructure company ACCIONA and Saudi private equity company Swicorp has won a concession to develop and operate a 75-megawatt wind farm in Tunisia, according to reports.
The project is estimated to cost 500 million Tunisian dinars ($165 million).
The partners also will build a 225-kilovolt transmission line from Chenenni to Tataouine, with the generated power to be sold to the Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG).
Construction is expected to start at the end of 2025 and run for 18 months.
This builds on an existing relationship between the partners. In 2019, ACCIONA Energía and Swicorp’s renewable-energy platform delivered three photovoltaic plants in Egypt with a capacity of 186 megawatts.