Norwegian renewables firm Scatec in its third quarter results says financial close for three solar PV projects worth 300MW in Tunisia is estimated to be “reached within the next 6-12 months.” If the deals were signed yesterday such a time-frame might seem normal. But Scatec’s projects were initially awarded in late 2019 as part of a 500MW solar PV tender which form a key part of its renewables ambitions (MEES, 20 December 2019).

Scatec says that while “all project agreements have been finalized and signed with the authorities,” they are now awaiting “final ratification by the parliament.” But hold on, Tunisia hasn’t had a parliament since President Kais Saied suspended it and took over in late July (MEES, 29 October). (CONTINUED - 189 WORDS)