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Omani oil provider switches on 100 MW solar park

The PV plant is located at Amin, in the southern desert region of the sultanate. The project, tendered by Petroleum Development Oman in early 2018, was built by a consortium led by the Japanese Marubeni conglomerate.

Lowest shortlisted bid in Saudi 1.47 GW tender was $0.0161/kWh

The shortlisted developers are EDF, Total, ACWA Power, Masdar, First Solar, Marubeni, and Al Blagha Holding.

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Saudi Arabia reveals prequalified bidders for 1.2 GW PV tender

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office has prequalified 49 developers for the tender. Four large-scale solar projects will be built via the procurement exercise.

A new module factory in Bahrain

Italian company Ecoprogetti will supply the production equipment to Bahrain-based module producer Solartecc. Output is set to begin in the third quarter.

Tender for 15 MW solar park in Oman is a far-from-paltry investment

A’Namaa Poultry is seeking proposals for a solar power plant. The project selected will reportedly secure a power supply deal lasting up to 25 years.

Floating PV arrives in Israel

German contractor Belectric has deployed a 480 kW array on a reservoir near the Mishmar HaEmek kibbutz in northern Israel.

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Renewable-powered hydrogen for Oman

Belgian engineer DEME is planning up to 500 MW of hydrogen production capacity at the port of Dumq, which is rich in solar and wind power resources. The engineer plans to ship hydrogen from the port to Europe.

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Syria launches tenders for 63 MW of solar

The Ministry of Electricity Transmission Establishment is seeking to build a 23 MW solar facility in Damascus and a 40 MW plant near Homs.

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Israel launches 300 MW solar-plus-storage tender

The government wants a 300 MW solar plant linked to large scale storage in the Negev desert. Construction is planned for late 2021 and completion in 2023.

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Qatar’s 800 MW tender draws world record solar power price of $0.01567/kWh

Utility Kahramaa has revealed the winning consortium initially offered $0.01745/kWh with the price then reduced based on financial market indices.

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