July 24 (Renewables Now) - UK water utility DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig is looking to award a contract for the supply, design and installation of solar systems at 21 sites.
The works include the supply and delivery of photovoltaic (PV) equipment for 18 ground-mounted, two rooftop and one floating solar arrays; design, installation and commissioning; possibly feasibility surveys or reports; and some maintenance activities.
The deadline for receipt of tenders or requests to participate is August 23, according to a contract notice in the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) of the EU.
In its report for the fiscal year 2017/18, ended on March 31, DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig said it produced 98 GWh of renewable power, up from 87 GWh a year before, including hydro and wind electricity increases. Underlying electricity consumption rose to 466 GWh from 451 GWh. By changing its electricity supply contract, the water company managed to cut its operational carbon emissions by 71% to 62 ktCO2e.
Recently, UK water and wastewater services provider Thames Water Utilities Ltd also started a search for partners that can install solar power arrays at company-owned sites. It is to award multiple contracts with an estimated total value of GBP 70 million (USD 91.8m/EUR 78.5m) excluding VAT.