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Getting Ready for Cambodia’s Upcoming Solar Tender

Electricity demand in Cambodia is expected to increase significantly from 2,242 MW in 2018 to 14,951 in 2030. After initially lagging behind in solar generation, the Royal Government of Cambodia has brought several PV projects to market in a competitive manner. After a what could be considered a pilot project of 10 MW in Bavet, a second tender resulted in a 60 MW project in Kampung Cham, won by the Thai developer Prime Road. Are you ready for the next tenders in Cambodia? 

VDB Loi’s Phnom Penh team has worked on both the Bavet and Kampong Cham projects in Cambodia and is thus uniquely positioned to share their insights on how to get ready for any upcoming tender opportunities.


  • What do we think would be the commercial terms of a new Cambodia solar tender? 
  • How do you best get ready? 
  • Are Cambodian PPAs bankable? 
  • Would it help to find your own land before the tender is announced? 
  • How to eliminate unnecessary tax leakage by careful planning? 
  • What is the approval and licensing process in Cambodia? 
  • How about unsolicited proposals: how do they work in Cambodia? 


Edwin Vanderbruggen
Senior Partner

Edwin is the senior partner of VDB Loi and a leading foreign legal advisor living in Myanmar since 2012. A frequent advisor to the Government on transactions and privatizations in energy, transportation and telecom, he is widely recognized for his “vast knowledge” (Legal 500) and his ability “to get difficult things through the bureaucracy ” (Chambers, 2016). He advises international financial institutions on their largest Myanmar transactions, oil and gas supermajors, a greenfield multi- billion US$ telecom project and the Japanese Government on the Thilawa SEZ. He assisted two newly licensed foreign banks setup in Myanmar, acted for the sponsor of an 800MUS$ urban infrastructure PPP project and worked on 6 out of 7 power deals inked in 2016.

Charles Magdelaine

Charles is a lawyer qualified to practice in Paris and educated in France, the United States and China. He has extensive experience in Southeast Asia where he has worked on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects, as well as on regulatory reforms, notably on PPP projects. He is currently advising a wide range of sponsors on renewable and non-renewable power projects.


September 29, 2020
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