Bahrain launches tender for 72MW solar power projects

The Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs is inviting local and international bidders to develop the solar projects in Sakhir under a 20-year agreement

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The Kingdom of Bahrain has lunched a tender for developers to build, own, operate and maintain solar power projects with a capacity totalling 72MW.

The Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs is inviting local and international bidders to install solar panels in the Bahrain International Circuit, University of Bahrain, Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre and Al Dana Amphitheatre.

Projects would include solar panels on rooftops, car parks, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the grounds of these organisations’ facilities under 20-year agreements.

Bidders must have successfully commissioned at least 10 grid-connected solar projects, out of which at least five are solar car park projects, to qualify for the tender.

Yasser bin Ebrahim Humaidan, Bahrain’s Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs said: “The launch of this tender comes as part of the Kingdom’s wider vision to adopt a circular carbon economy, with the aim to bring carbon emissions in Bahrain to net zero by 2060 in line with its national commitments to protect the environment and combat climate change.

“As affirmed in the national Economic Recovery Plan, Bahrain aims to achieve sustainable economic development that serves future generations.”