REPDO - Renewable Energy Program: Round 2

General Information
Owner Renewable Energy Project Development Office
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile) REPDO – Renewable Energy Program – Saudi Arabia
Location Saudi Arabia
Status --
Sector Power, Generation, Solar Power Farm
Contract Type Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $7020m
Award Date November 2020
Completion Date December 2025
Last Updated On September 2020
ProjectId (Old, New) 14769, 289446


With a view to meet the rising demand for electricity in the country, the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) is planning to introduce renewable energy projects. To meet the required demand, REPDO recommends the introduction of renewable and nuclear energy gradually such that in 2040. 50% of all electricity generated will be from non-fossil fuels.

The program is designed to provide the base load demand in the night-time during winter, it will be met by geothermal and waste-to-energy plant and the photovoltaic energy will meet the total daytime demand year round. Concentrated solar power will meet the maximum demand difference between photovoltaic and baseload technologies, and hydrocarbons will meet the remaining demand.

The Renewable Energy Programme will be developed with the capacity of 13,000 MW (13 GW).

The US$10,000 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of solar power plants (3075 MW)

2. Construction of wind power plant (850 MW)

3. Associated works

Second Section

08 September 2020

The main contract bids are still under evaluation for Category A and Category B and the award is getting delayed due to negative effects of the prevalent situation on the renewable energy sector.

23 July 2020

The main contract bids are still under evaluation for Category A and Category B and the time frame for the award is unknown.

08 June 2020

Negotiations are ongoing between the REPDO and the shortlisted bidders for Category A and Category B.

21 April 2020

The following companies have submitted bids on the Category A: 1. Al-Blagha/Alfanar/Desert Technologies 2. First Solar/Mowah and for Category B the following consortium companies have submitted the bids 1. MASDAR/EDF Renewables/Nesma 2. ACWA Power/GIC/ Al-Babtain 3. Marubeni/Al Jomaih 4. Total Solar/Altaaqa/Al Gihaz.

06 March 2020

REPDO is planning to invite proposals for the Yanbu wind project by April 2020 and the final capacity is still not finalized. (Source: MEED)

12 January 2020

The bid submission deadline has been extended to February 3, 2020, for the projects under Category A and January 20, 2020, for the projects under Category B.

06 November 2019

The bid submission deadline has been extended to January 20, 2020 for the projects under Category A and January 6, 2020 for the projects under Category B. (Source: MEED)

21 July 2019

The main contract tender has been floated for the Renewable Energy Program: Round II: Category B project and the submission deadline is November 18, 2019. (Source: MEED)

03 July 2019

REPDO has prequalified developers for either one or both of the category A and B projects. 1) Masdar 2) Acciona Energia 3) Adenium Energy Capital 4) Akuo Energy Solutions 5) Al Babtain Contracting Company 6) Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company 7) Al Mashariq Trading & Contracting 8) Al Rashid Technology & Power 9) Al Sharif Group 10) Alaman Modern Energy Company 11) Alblagha Holding For Investments 12) Alfanar Company 13) Alghanim International Al Saudia General Trading & Contracting 14) AlGihaz Contracting Company 15) Al-Shalawi International Company for Trading & Contracting 16) Altaaqa Alternative Solutions 17) Al-Toukh Company for Industry, Trading & Contracting 18) Belectric Gulf 19) China Machinery Engineering Corporation 20) Civil & Electrical Projects Company 21) Desert Technologies Industries 22) Diamond Generating Europe 23) EDF Renouvelables 24) Energy Equipment Rental Company 25) Enerray 26) EXAP Contracting Company 27) FAS Energy 28) First Solar 29) FRV Solar Holdings 30) GCL New Energy International 31) Gransolar Group 32) ib vogt 33) ACWA Power 34) International Power 35) Issam Kabbani and Partners for Construction Maintenance 36) Jinko Power Company 37) KEPCO 38) Khaled Juffali Energy & Utilities Company 39) Mansour Al Mosaid Company for Trading & Contracting 40) Marubeni Corporation 41) Mohammed AlOjaimi Contracting 42) Mowah Company 43) Nasban Group 44) National Contracting Company 45) Power Construction Corporation of China 46) RAPCO Groups – Rashid Saleh Al Abbas & Partners Company 47) Rays Power Infra 48) Saad Al Mobty & Partners Contracting Company 49) Saudi Arabian Trading and Construction Company 50) Saudi Technical Limited 51) Scatec Soalr 52) Snamprogett Saudi Arabia Company 53) Sojitz Corporation 54) Suliman Abdulaziz Al- Rajhi International 55) Sumitomo Corporation 56) TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis 57) Total Solar International 58) Trading & Development Partnership 59) TSK Electronica Y Electricidad 60) VOLTALIA

13 May 2019

REPDO is planning to issue the RFP for Madinah solar PV IPP, Rafha solar PV IPP on around May 22, 2019, with the submission date expected at the end of September 2019 and it is also planning to issue the RFP for Al-Faisaliah solar PV IPP, Jeddah solar PV IPP, Rabigh solar PV IPP, Qurayyat solar PV IPP in early July 2019, with the submission date expected at the end of early December 2019.

25 March 2019

REPDO has issued RFQ for Medina solar PV IPP, Rafha solar PV IPP, Qurayyat solar PV IPP, Al-Faisaliah solar PV IPP, Rabigh solar PV IPP, Jeddah solar PV IPP andMahd al-Dahab solar PV IPP with the documents submission due date as April 8, 2019.

08 February 2019

REPDO is planning to issue the RFQ for Medina solar PV IPP, Rafha solar PV IPP, Qurayyat solar PV IPP, Al-Faisaliah solar PV IPP, Rabigh solar PV IPP, Jeddah solar PV IPP andMahd al-Dahab solar PV IPP by the end of February 2019.

29 January 2019

REPDO has issued expressions of interest (EOI) for the developer of Medina solar PV IPP, Rafha solar PV IPP, Qurayyat solar PV IPP, Al-Faisaliah solar PV IPP, Rabigh solar PV IPP, Jeddah solar PV IPP andMahd al-Dahab solar PV IPP with the documents submission due date as February 14, 2019. (Source: MEED)

18 January 2019

The project is still in the initial planning stage.

27 June 2018

The project is still in the initial planning stage.

20 February 2018

It is understood that the project is in the initial phase and the client is currently working on Round I package.

06 December 2017

The project is still in the initial planning stage.

31 August 2017

The project is still in the initial study stage.

19 April 2017

The project is still in the initial study stage.

20 January 2017

KA-CARE will be involved in the project as monitoring agency and Saudi Electricity Co will be the off taker of the utilities developed by private developers. (Source: MEED)

17 January 2017

The projects will be developed as independent power project (IPP) model in partnership with private developers. (Source: MEED)

03 November 2016

The client is still evaluating the bids for the technical, financial and legal consultancy roles for the project. (Source: MEED)

23 August 2016

The client has received bids for the consultancy firms for the technical, financial and legal consultancy roles for the project. (Source: MEED)

22 July 2016

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-Care) has issued a tender for technical, financial and legal consultants to advise on a major new renewables programme.Advisers have been invited to submit bids by mid-August.

03 March 2016

KA-CARE has not shown any further progress in renewable energy, hence the project is considered to be on hold.

03 November 2015

Due to inactivity of these projects as well as a change in strategy in KSA, we have decided to put the below projects on hold pending clarity on how the kingdom plans to proceed with its renewable plans.

09 September 2015

One of the reasons for the delay in the project is KA CARE relationship with ministry of electricity and oil was never clearly defined,no single department is put in charge of the project. In 2013, the bids were going to be issued soon but there has been no progress on the same yet and the completion of the project is pushed from 2032 to 2040.

09 June 2015

Saudi government will give the responsibility to develop renewable project in country to a joint venture of Saudi Electricity Company and Saudi Aramco. The companies are planning to purchase solar equipment themselves and appoint contractors only for the installation works. (Source: MEED)

22 January 2015

The target is delayed by eight years to complete the program as it needs more time to assess what technologies it will use.

22 October 2014

The project continues to be under study. KA-CARE will build solar power stations in five regions by the end 2015.

21 July 2014

The project is currently under study, any kind of development is expected to take place after 2016.

11 March 2014

The project is currently under planning.

19 February 2014

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Abdul Lateef Jameel Energy have formed a JV to develop photovoltaic (PV) solar energy projects. They will together undertake the tendering of the program , which includes the construction of 41 GW of solar power by 2032, of which 16 GW is photovoltaic.

19 February 2014

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE jointly announce the signing of a collaboration framework agreement that will serve as a basis for various projects between the two organizations over the next years. Cooperation areas include renewable energy research and development as well as testing and training.

24 June 2013

The project is at a early stage.

27 February 2013

White Paper has been issued regarding the overall competitive procurement program background and high level details about the power purchase agreements.

27 February 2013

A power purchase agreement (PPA) will be signed for 20 years based on the total amount of metered electricity.

26 February 2013

Industry source indicates the success of the Introductory and initial procurements will be measured through their ability to establish program credibility by having multiple successful projects rather than total MWs under contract.

05 December 2012

Industry sources indicate that the project is in its early planning stage and will tendered in multiple stages through a specially established government ruled counterparty by the name Sustainable Energy Procurement Company (SEPC).

28 November 2012

National Water Company (NWC) will provide the required water supply for KA-Care nuclear and renewable energy projects for 10 years. Both sides have recently signed a formal agreement on the arrangement. (Source: MEED)

18 July 2012

KA-Care will establish a sustainable energy procurement company (SEPC) to arrange the procurement process before the RFP is issued. Procurement will take about 6-8 months in both phases, the proposals will be assessed in three phases.