Kuwait oil company launches tender for 1.5GW of solar

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The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has launched a tender for up to 1.5GW of solar.

The company is looking to develop five blocks of up to 300MW to form the Dabdaba Solar Park. Bidders will also be asked to take on a 25-year O&M contract.

The deadline for bids is 16 December 2018, with work to commence in 2019.

The site is based in the Al-Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, 100km west of Kuwait City near the Saudi Arabian border.

Bidders must procure 30% of services from Kuwaiti firms and 30% of “material and Equipment” [sic] from Kuwait firms.

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