Saudi Arabia Lists 49 Pre-Qualified Bidders for 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Mar 24, 2020 11:46 AM ET
  • The Saudi Arabia REPDO has actually released the listing of all the pre-qualified prospective buyers in rounded 3 of the Kingdom's NREP for 4 solar PV projects worth 1.2 GW
Saudi Arabia Lists 49 Pre-Qualified Bidders for 1.2 GW Solar Tender
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The Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has actually provided the checklist of all the pre-qualified prospective buyers in rounded 3 of the Kingdom's National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) which is consisted of 4 Solar PV projects with a consolidated generation ability of 1.2 GW.

The listing of pre-qualified candidates consists of ACWA Power, ENERCO, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Alfanar Company, Almabani General Contractors, Marubeni Corporation, Canadian Solar UK Projects Limited, EDF Renouvelables, Scatec Solar Noor Communications Company Limited, Rays Power Infra Private Limited, as well as First Solar to name a few.

The Round Three projects will certainly be split right into 2 classifications: "Category A" which target smaller sized business, consists of Layla 80 MW solar PV as well as Wadi Al Dawaser 120 MW solar PV projects, while "Category B" consists of Saad 300 MW solar PV as well as Ar Rass 700 MW solar PV projects.

For projects under Category A, the candidate needs to have the experience as a developer for 15 years and also need to have created at the very least 300 MW of projects worldwide. For projects under Category B, the prospective buyers were needed to have previous experience of establishing a minimal capability of 500 MW in the last 15 years. Besides this, the developer ought to have an experience of 15 years as a developer for a minimal ability of 200 MW of solar projects.

Eng. Faisal Alyemni, Head of Renewable Energy Projects Development Office had actually specified formerly that projects within Round Three will certainly bring a minimum need of 17 percent regional material as determined by the systems specified by the Local Content & Government Procurement Authority, which intends to enhance the value-added payment of services and products in the nationwide economic climate.

Released in 2017, REPDO tendered the preliminary of renewable resource projects that included the Sakaka 300 MW solar PV project, currently linked to the nationwide electrical power grid, as well as Dumat Al Jandal 400 MW wind project, presently unfinished. On July 18, 2019, REPDO introduced Round Two of the NREP which consisted of 6 solar PV projects totaling up to 1,470 MW. The due date for obtaining propositions for Round Two projects was January 20, 2020, and also February 3, 2020, for groups B and also A specifically.

Saudi Arabia's National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) is a long-term, complex renewable resource program created to stabilize the residential power energy mix, whilst carrying out KSA's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to stay clear of carbon as well as various other greenhouse gas exhausts. The NREP is handled and also carried out by the Ministry of Energy, straight sustaining Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.

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