Bahrain receives bids for 100MW solar power plant


Bahrain has received bids for a 100MW solar power plant to be set up in the country and Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has emerged as one of the bidders, said the kingdom's utility minister on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Bahrain has received bids for a 100MW solar power plant to be established in the kingdom, reported state news agency Wam, citing the utility minister.
 
"We have already received tenders for the large-scale project, and Abu Dhabi Future Energy (Masdar) has emerged one of the bidders," revealed Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, Electricity and Water Affairs Minister in Bahrain.
 
This comes in line with Bahrain's new energy plan which has set a target of five per cent renewables in the energy mix by 2025, he stated on the sidelines of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
 
The minister underlined the importance of diversifying sources of energy, which has become a must to ensure sustainable development and provide safe energy sources for generations to come.
 
"Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week plays a key role in accelerating reliance on the deployment of renewable energy solutions around the world," said Mirza.
 
The minister participated in the opening of the ninth session of the Assembly of Irena here yesterday and spoke of the central importance attached by the Bahrain to the deployment of suitable renewable energy solutions, primarily, solar and wind energy.