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Consortium led by Saudi-based Acwa wins Bahrain solar plant contract

The 100 MW independent solar power plant aims to raise the capacity of electricity production and meet growing demand across the kingdom

Consortium led by Saudi-based Acwa wins Bahrain solar plant contract
The solar plant aims to develop renewable energy to raise the capacity of electricity production and meet growing demand across the kingdom for development, urban, industrial and commercial expansion.

A consortium led by Saudi-based power developer Acwa has won the contract for the construction and operation of a 100 MW independent solar power plant in the kingdom, Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) announced.

Acwa, Japanese contractor Mitsui & Company and Bahrain industrial conglomerate AlMoayyed were awarded the contract by the Tender and Auction Board after the consortium outbid contenders GS Engineering & Construction, Phelan Energy Group and Alfanar Contracting.

The solar plant aims to develop renewable energy to raise the capacity of electricity production and meet growing demand across the kingdom for development, urban, industrial and commercial expansion.

Project planning began on December 2017 following the appointment of consultants Mott MacDonald, KPMG, Trowers & Hamlins.

It is being implemented on a build-own-operate (BOO) model to achieve cost competitiveness and higher efficiency in project management.

A total of 26 companies had applied for the pre-qualification rounds, while 13 were shortlisted.

The project was approved by the co-ordinating committee under the chairmanship of Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, First Deputy Prime Minister, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

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