Kuwait will take the final decision on the Shegaya Renewable Energy Park in two weeks, a senior official at the Ministry of Electricity and Water, (MEW) Kuwait said to ZAWYA.
Eng. Ahmed M Alazemi, Renewable Energy Projects Specialist at MEW also stated that “The final decision on the Shegaya Renewable Energy Park will be made in two weeks. The project is not cancelled but converted from an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) to a PPP (public private partnership) project and is now handled by the Kuwait Authority for Private Partnership (KAPP) along with MEW.
“To save time, phases two and three were combined under a single transaction advisor. The request for proposal (RFP) for the second phase and the request for qualification (RFQ) for the third phase will be announced in 2021”, he commented at a webinar organized by EQ magazine and Middle East Solar Industry Association.
Shegaya Phase 2 named Al Dibdiba, will be a 1500 MW Alternating Current photovoltaic (PV) project which will be developed under a 25 year PPA (power purchase agreement), he added.
Phase three named Al Abrag, will be tendered in several packages which will be a mixed technology project consisting of a minimum of 200 MW concentrated solar power , 1200 Mwac PV and 100 MW wind, Alazemi concluded.
The 4 GW Shegaya Park is spread over an area of 58 square kilometres and is being developed in 3 phases.