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Kuwait’s KNPC invites bids in 1.5-GW solar tender

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Kuwait’s KNPC invites bids in 1.5-GW solar tender


September 20 (Solar) – The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has initiated a tender for the installation of up to 1.5 GW of solar power capacity under its Dabdaba project.

The Dabdaba complex will be constructed within the Al-Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, near the Saudi Arabian border. According to the tender notification, published by Kuwait’s Central Agency for Public Tenders last week, the scope of work includes the supply and construction of the solar park, and operations and maintenance (O&M) for 25 years.

The deadline for submitting bids is December 16, 2018. Interested parties will be able to participate in three preparatory meetings, scheduled for October 10, November 14 and November 15.

Winners in the competitive selection will have to meet a 30% local content requirement for both equipment and services.

The project will be implemented in line with Kuwait’s goal to source 15% of its total power from renewables by 2030.


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