Bahrain issues tender for solar park at Formula 1 circuit


Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) and the Bahrain International Circuit have issued a tender for the construction of a solar park at the country's Formula 1 circuit.

“A Request for Proposal has been issued via the Government Tender Board for Build Own Operate and Maintain (BOOM) grid-tied solar PV power plant with a minimum capacity of 3 MWac,” the SEA said in a statement. “This to be installed as car park shades at the Bahrain International Circuit and bidders are sought for a 20 Year Contract period.”

Interested developers will have time until June 9 to submit their proposals.

Bahrain wants to bring 255 MW of solar generation capacity online by 2025 using net metering, tenders for large scale projects and a renewable energy mandate for new buildings.

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In mid-January, the Solar Energy Unit of Bahrain and the United Nations Development Program launched a 3 MW tender for solar arrays at eight locations containing 66 government buildings.

The kingdom’s renewable energy target envisages 700 MW of solar, wind and energy-from-waste generation capacity by 2030.

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