IPPToday #48: Saudi Arabia qualifies 25 companies for 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind RFP
- GE General Electric
- EDF Energies Nouvelles
- Enel Green Power (EGP)
- Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology
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The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for its first utility-scale wind power project within the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).
The RFP for 400MW of wind power in Dumat Al Jandal in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Al Jouf region is now available for qualified bidders on the NREP’s dedicated eProcurement portal, www.powersaudiarabia.com.sa.
REPDO has qualified 25 companies for the 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind project. The qualified companies will proceed to the RFP stage as either ‘managing members’ or ‘technical members’ - or both - based on their experience in delivering IPP projects of this scale.
Qualifying companies include, among others, GE, Acciona Energia, EDF Energies Nouvelles, Enel Green Power, Siemens Project Ventures, Vestas Middle East, Goldwind, and Nordex Acciona Windpower.
Dumat Al Jandal marks the second of two tenders for round one of the NREP. Bidding for the 400MW wind power project is set to close in January 2018.
Commenting on the progress of the NREP, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Engineer Khalid Al-Falih said:
“We are moving forward to diversify the Kingdom’s energy mix and to build a more sustainable and cleaner energy system that benefits Saudi Arabia and its citizens. Round two of the NREP will be launched before the end of this year, keeping us firmly on track to deliver 9.5GW of renewable energy by 2023.”
“The NREP will build economic resilience and deliver real economic benefits by creating more than 7000 jobs, increasing Saudi Arabia’s non-oil GDP and nurturing a clean tech startup industry; it is a program designed to boost the domestic renewable value chain and encourage foreign direct investment in the Kingdom, bringing prosperity to our citizens as part of the goals established in Vision 2030.”
Round one of the NREP aslo comprises 300MW of Solar PV in Sakaka, Al Jouf region, for which the bid opening will take place on 3rd October and winning bids will be announced on November 27th. The Dumat Al Jandal and Sakaka projects are both 100% private IPP programs, which will be backed by 20 and 25-year power purchase agreements respectively.
We have lately informed about other renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia:
- 250 MW Hatta hydroelectric project in Dubai
- 850 MW Shuqaiq Independent Water & Power Project (IWPP) in Saudi Arabia
- 400 MW Midyan wind farm project
- Shoaiba power and water plant expansion in Saudi Arabia
- 5,400 MW combined cycle Independent Power Plant in Al Al Wasia
- 2,640 MW Shuqaiq steam power plant