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SPPC selects qualified bidders to develop 3.7 GW of solar projects in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC) has selected the qualified bidders to develop a combined capacity of 3.7 GW of solar projects offered in Saudi Arabia's fifth round of renewable energy tenders. Masdar, EDF Renouvelables, TotalEnergies, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco), Marubeni, Nebras, Samsung C&T Corporation, SPIC Huanghe and Jinko Power are among the selected companies.

Saudi Arabia's fifth round of renewable energy tenders aims to develop four solar projects: the 2 GW Sadawi project (located in the eastern province), the 1 GW Al Masa’a project (Hail province), the 400 MW Al Henakiyah project (Madinah province) and the 300 MW Rabigh 2 project (Makkah province). 

SPPC has already granted more than 12.6 GW of renewable energy capacity through Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Programme NREP to support the country's strategy to reach 50% renewables in the power mix by 2030.

In addition, SPPC has selected the pre-qualified bidders for the development of the Rumah-1 & Rumah-2 and Nairyah-1& Nairyah-2 CCGT power plants, which will each have a capacity of 1.8 GW. TAQA, JERA, EDF, Engie, GE, Kepco, Nebras, ACWA Power, SEC, Kansai Electric, Mitsubishi and Siemens Energy are among the pre-qualified bidders.