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Tender process begins in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: The government has started proceedings and given further details on a tender for a project of up to 400MW, as announced earlier this month.

GE commissioned Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale turbine in mid-January for Aramco
GE commissioned Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale turbine in mid-January for Aramco

Applications for pre-qualification must be submitted by 20 March. Successful candidates will be announced on 10 April and the main tender launched on 17 April.

The project — located at Midyan in Tabuk province — will involve "the development, design, permitting, engineering, financing, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, completion, ownership, insurance, operation, and maintenance of a greenfield wind power plant," said the government's newly formed Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO).

It will be developed on a build, own and operate (BOO) basis, with no state funding.

In addition to equity investment, REPDO expects the project to be financed through limited or non-recourse debt facilities.

The tender terms will not be made public, although they are likely to include some form of local-content or local-investment requirement.

The tender is the first phase of Saudi's National Renewable Energy Programme aiming at 9.5GW of wind and solar by 2023.

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