Saudi Arabia to invite bids for green energy projects in April

Gulf kingdom says it expects to award contracts for renewable energy projects in September
Saudi Arabia to invite bids for green energy projects in April
Solar energy, renewable energy, clean energy generic
By Reuters
Wed 01 Feb 2017 04:36 PM

Saudi Arabia will invite international and domestic companies to bid for renewable energy projects in April, the energy minister said on Wednesday, adding that he expected to award the deals in September.

Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, speaking at a news conference in Riyadh said the projects would include two new solar and wind power plants with a capacity to produce 700 megawatts of power.

The projects are part of a major renewable energy supply programme which is expected to involve investments of between $30 billion and $50 billion by 2023.

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