- Saudi Arabia’s electric utility Saudi Electricity Company had issued expressions of interest in June 2016 for 100 MW PV capacity
- Now it has released the list of shortlisted prequalified corsortia and lead developers, which includes 18 different parties
- The 2 projects, each with 50 MW, will be based in Al-Jouf and Rafha, located in the north of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s electric utility company, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has published the list with companies that pre-qualified to develop its solar independent power plants (IPPs) to be located in Al-Jouf and Rafha.
The SEC short-list list with the lead developers and consortia members (see below) can be accessed here.
- Acciona Energy Global (Swicorp Company)
- International Company for Water and Power Projects
- EDF Energies Nouvelles SA
- Enel Green Power S.p.A
- First Solar
- International Power SA
- Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC
- Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
- Scatec Solar ASA (Terra Sola Ventures WLL)
- Total Energies Developpement SAS
- TSK Electronica Y Electricidad SAS
- ACME Cleantech Solution Pvt. Ltd.
- CGN New Energy Holdings Co. Ltd. (Aljomaih Holding Company)
- Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
- Hereon Swiss Holding AG (Al-Babtain Power & Telecom)
- JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd.
- Toyota Tsusho Corp.
- Marubeni Corp.
The SEC had called for expressions of interest (EoI) in June 2016 for the development of up to 50 MW PV capacity at each of the two locations of Al-Jouf and Rafha (see Solar Project Tender In Saudi Arabia). These IPPs will support already existing conventional power plants.
The SEC will procure land for these projects to come up, and the project developers will sell the generated power to SEC under a long term power purchase agreement. Al-Jouf and Rafha are located in the north of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to Germany based cleantech advisory firm Apricum, these 18 prequalified consortia have until Jan. 31, 2017 to hand in their bids.