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Saudi qualifies 24 companies for 400MW tender

SAUDI ARABIA: The renewable energy project development office (Repdo) has announced the names of 24 companies qualified to take part in its 400WW wind power programme.

Wind power in Saudi Arabia is limited to this one 2.8MW GE turbine
Wind power in Saudi Arabia is limited to this one 2.8MW GE turbine

The office has also shortlisted 27 companies from 128 applications for the 300MW solar PV programme.

The companies were qualified as ether "managing members", "technical members", or both, based on their experience in delivering utility-scale independent power producer (IPP) projects.

The companies listed for wind energy include developers EDF EN, Enel Green Power, Gamesa Energia and the Marubeni Corporation.

Turbine makers Enercon, Goldwind, Siemens-Gamesa, GE and Vestas have also qualified.

The response "has been overwhelmingly positive, demonstrating market confidence in our vast renewable energy potential and investment environment," said Khalid Al Falih, minister of energy, industry and mineral resources.

The request for proposals for up to 400MW of wind capacity to be installed at Midyan in Tabuk province will be announced next week.

It marks the first phase of Saudi’s National Renewable Energy Programme, which aims at 9.5GW of wind and solar by 2023. 

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