Saudi Arabia moves to RfP stage for 400-MW wind tender

Wind farm. Author: Chrishna. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

Aug 29 (Renewables Now) - Saudi Arabia's energy ministry on Tuesday announced a request for proposals (RfP) targeting 400 MW of wind power generating capacity in Dumat Al Jandal, the region of Al Jouf.

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has qualified 25 companies that will proceed to the RfP stage, either as “managing members”, “technical members” or both. Bidding as part of the tender is set to close in January 2018.

This is the first utility-scale wind project within the country’s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP), a press statement says. It represents the second of two tenders for round one of the NREP. Round one also involves the 300-MW solar project in Sakaka, Al Jouf region for which bidding will start on October 3.

“Round two of the NREP will be launched before the end of this year, keeping us firmly on track to deliver 9.5GW of renewable energy by 2023,” said energy minister Khalid Al-Falih.

The Dumat Al Jandal and Sakaka projects will benefit from power purchase agreements (PPAs) with terms of 20 and 25 years, respectively.

The table below shows the names of the companies that qualified as managing and technical members.

Managing member and Technical member Managing member Technical member
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co, PJSC-Masdar ACWA Power Akuo Energy
Acciona Energía Global, S.L. JGC Corp Elecnor
Cobra Instalaciones y servicios S.A. SNC-Lavalin Arabia LLC Martifer Renewables (MTR)
EDF Energies Nouvelles Sojitz Corporation Nordex Acciona Windpower
Enel Green Power S.p.A -- Vestas Middle East
Enercon -- Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co
General Electric (GE) -- --
Gestamp Eolica Sl -- --
International Power SA, Dubai Branch (ENGIE) -- --
Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) -- --
Marubeni Corporation -- --
Mitsui & Co., Ltd -- --
Siemens Project Ventures -- --
Sumitomo Corporation -- --
Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) -- --


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