The kingdom’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office has qualified 27 companies for the solar PV project and 24 for the wind farm – some firms feature on both lists.
The qualified companies will proceed to the next stage as either ‘managing members’, ‘technical members’ – or both – based on their experience in delivering IPP projects of this scale.
Companies that have not qualified as either a managing or a technical member for round one, can still be involved in both projects as part of a consortium formed by a qualified managing member and technical member.
Saudi Arabian energy minister Khalid Al Falih said the market response to the tenders “has been overwhelmingly positive, demonstrating market confidence in our vast renewable energy potential and investment environment”.
“The shortlisting represents the first step towards realizing our renewable energy ambitions.”
Al Falih will announce the next phase of the kingdom’s first utility scale renewable energy projects during the inaugural Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum next week in Riyadh.
The shortlisted companies include Acciona, ACWA Power, EDF Energies Nouvelles, KEPCO, Enel Green Power, Jinko Solar, Vestas, Gamesa, GE and Iberdrola. To see the full list click here.
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