June deadline for 1GW Saudi solar schemes
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June deadline for 1GW Saudi solar schemes

By MEED    12 May 2021 (Last Updated May 12th, 2021 10:48)

The category B projects comprise the 700MW solar PV IPP in Al-Rass and the 300MW solar PV IPP in Saad

June deadline for 1GW Saudi solar schemes
UAE-based Masdar and China’s Jinko Solar are among those expected to bid. Credit: Meed.

Bidders for the larger category B projects under the third round of Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) have until 3 June to submit their proposals.

The previous bid deadline was 24 May.

The category B projects comprise the 700MW solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power project (IPP) in Al-Rass and the 300MW solar PV IPP in Saad.

UAE-based Masdar and China’s Jinko Solar are among those expected to bid for the category B projects, says a source familiar with the round three schemes.

Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Ministry received three bids for the 200MW category A projects under round three of its NREP.

The category A projects comprise the 120MW Wadi al-Dawasir and 80MW Layla solar PV IPPs.

The bidders are:

  • Acwa Power (local)/Public Investment Fund (local)/State Power Investment Corporation (China)
  • Total Solar (France)/Al-Blagha (local)
  • Alfanar (local)

Repdo issued the request for proposals (RFP) for category A and B projects under the third round of NREP in April last year.

Repdo prequalified 49 firms to bid for NREP’s third round. The list includes international, regional and local developers.

This article is published by MEED, the world’s leading source of business intelligence about the Middle East. MEED provides exclusive news, data and analysis on the Middle East every day. For access to MEED’s Middle East business intelligence, subscribe here

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