International companies visit »Sakaka« site to prepare bids for Saudi Arabia's 300 MW PV plant
Post date: 18/05/2017 - 20:19
The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) in Saudi Arabia, hosted representatives of pre-qualified companies for a bidders’ conference and an exclusive visit to the Kingdom’s first utility scale Solar PV power plant site. According to an announcement published at news portal »Zawya«, the attendees comprised of representatives from the 27 shortlisted bidders, for the 300 MW »Sakaka« solar PV plant. The requests for proposals (RFP) phase was launched by Khalid Al Falih, the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources in April.
Saudi Arabia’s first ever utility scale Solar PV power plant will be the first of 60 greenfield projects tendered over the course of the next seven years as Saudi Arabia pursues a target of 9.5 GW of renewables by 2023 in line with Vision 2030. The close out date for receiving »Sakaka« Solar PV RFP submissions will be in September, 2017. The announcement of the winning bid will follow in November 2017.