Turki Al Shehri, head of Saudi Arabia’s REPDO (Renewable Energy Project Development Office) announced on January 16th during WFES in Abu Dhabi that new renewable energy projects totalling 4.1 GW will be tendered this year. Among them, 3.3 GW of solar PV and 800 MW of wind. Most likely, these correspond to eight projects and will be put out to tender in two separate rounds.
These projects are part of the Kingdom’s 9,5 GW of renewable energy to be deployed by 2023. The first projects 300MW of solar PV and 400MW of wind, were put out to tender in 2017 and will be awarded shortly. Read more at Renewables Now, The National and PV-magazine