Following Round I solar PV project Sakaka, Saudi’s Renewable Energy Program Development Office (REPDO) has issued Round II in which six projects totalling 1,47 Gas will be tendered.  Following the EOI process, REPDO has qualified 60 companies of which 28 are from Saudi Arabia. Qualifie companies will now proceed to the RFP stage as either managing member, technical member, or under a newly-created category of ‘local managing member’. The purpose of this new category is to encourage greater local and international partnerships during the forming of bidding consortiums.The six projects totalling 1,47 GW have been divided into two categories: ‘Category A’ for smaller projects and ‘Category B’ for larger projects. ‘Category A’ projects require consortium members to partner with at least one local managing member.Projects within Round Two will carry a minimum requirement of 17% local content as calculated by the mechanisms defined by the Local Content & Government Procurement Authority (LCGPA), which aims to increase the value-added contribution of products and services in the national economy.  Read more