Saudi Arabia lists 49 pre-qualified bidders for 1.2 GW solar tender

The Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Project Development Office has issued the list of all the pre-qualified bidders in round three of the National Renewable Energy Program, which comprises four solar projects with a combined generation capacity of 1.2 GW. The list of pre-qualified applicants includes ACWA Power, ENERCO, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Alfanar Company, Almabani General Contractors, Marubeni Corporation, Canadian Solar UK Projects Limited, EDF Renouvelables, Scatec Solar Noor Communications Company Limited, Rays Power Infra Private Limited and First Solar, among others. Round three projects will be divided into two categories – Category A, which targets smaller companies, including Layla 80 MW and Wadi Al Dawaser 120 MW solar projects, while Category B includes the Saad 300 MW and ArRass 700 MW solar projects.