ADWEA invites bidders for 350 MW solar tender for site visit

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ADWEA invites bidders for 350 MW solar tender for site visit

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) have announced that pre-qualified bidders for the 350 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Sweihan have been invited to attend a conference in Abu Dhabi in connection with the project.

ADWEA, ADWEC and their external advisors will conduct a two-day programme for bidders, beginning on 30 May 2016.

ADWEA and ADWEC also take this opportunity to formally announce relevant procedural details concerning the process set out in the Request for Proposals (RFP) provided to bidders regarding the submission and public opening of competitive proposals.

In keeping with the sector's commitment to maintaining and enhancing transparency, RFP documents shall only be submitted in person on 19 September 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) in the ADWEA auditorium.

The project will comprise the development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and ownership of the greenfield project, together with associated infrastructure. The facility would be structured as an independent power project with a power purchase agreement.

This would be the first such solar project carried out by ADWEA. The selected developer would own up to 40 per cent of SPV, with Adwea taking the other 60%.

The plant will be located in the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, near the town of Sweihan approximately 120 km east of the city of Abu Dhabi, and in the vicinity of an existing high voltage substation, to which it will be connected.

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