The Kingdom of Bahrain has received seven bids in a tender seeking contractors to install at least 72 MW of grid-connected solar power generating capacity across multiple premises in Sakhir.
Only five of the offers have been accepted by the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs (EWA), business news provider Zawya reports, citing a Bahrain Tender Board notice.
Through the solicitation, Bahrain aims to deploy photovoltaic (PV) panels on both rooftops and land, car park shades and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for the Bahrain International Circuit, University of Bahrain, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority and Al Dana Amphitheatre. The project will be realised on a build-own-operate-maintain (BOOM) basis under a 20-year contract.
According to the report, bids were accepted by Alpha Energy Generations, DEFT Contractors, Tarsheed Energy Consultation and Services, Yellow Door Energy and Safeer For Renewable Energy. The unsuccessful applications were filed by Oak Energy and Infrastructure Solutions and Green Innova Trading.
The tender was launched last August and ran through October 16, 2022. Supposedly, the project will be awarded in the first quarter of this year.
Bahrain has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2060.
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