Saudi Arabia launches RFQ for 700 MW of wind and solar

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Saudi Arabia launches RFQ for 700 MW of wind and solar

Saudi Arabia has launched Request for Qualifications for 700 MW of solar and wind energy. The government aims to award the contracts by September, with the cost of power forecast to be record low. The projects involve 300 MW of solar plants in the al-Jouf area and 400 MW of wind projects in nearby Tabuk.

Energy minister Khalid Al-Falih said: 

“The terms on renewable contracts will be motivating so that the cost of generating power from these renewable sources will be the lowest in the world.”

The Sakaka project will involve the development, design, permitting, engineering, financing, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, completion, ownership, insurance, operation and maintenance of a greenfield solar PV plant near the city of Sakaka, in the northern region of Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to have a total capacity output at interconnection not exceeding at any time 300 MWac capacity of electricity generation

The deadline to express interest is 17 March 2017. Applicants are invited to submit a SOQ by no later than 15:00 hrs (KSA time) on the Due Date of 20 March 2017

The Midyan project envisages the development, design, permitting, engineering, financing, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, completion, ownership, insurance, operation, and maintenance of a greenfield wind power plant in the northwest of Saudi Arabia on the eastern cost of Gulf of Aqaba. The project is expected to have a total capacity output at interconnection not exceeding at any time 400 MW capacity of electricity generation.

The deadline to express interest is 17 March 2017. Applicants are invited to submit a SOQ by no later than 15:00 hrs (KSA time) on the Due Date of 20 March 2017

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