Saudi Arabia launches 3.3 GW renewables tender


Saudi Power Procurement Co. (SPPC) has launched a tender to deploy 3.3 GW of renewable energy capacity.

The Saudi authorities want to build three wind power plants totaling 1.8 GW and two solar parks with a combined capacity of 1.5 GW.

According to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), one of the two solar plants will have an installed power of 1.1 GW and will be built in Al Hanakia, Medina province, in west-central Saudi Arabia. The second PV project is a 400 MW solar facility that will be built in the northern town of Tabarjal.

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The tender is the fourth round of the renewable energy procurement scheme under the country's National Renewable Energy Program (NREP).

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