• 30.4 GW

    of power

    power
  • 5.3 million M3 day

    of desalinated water

    water

Al Askar IPP

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OVERVIEW

Al Askar IPP is an independent power plant being constructed on a build, own, operate model at the Askar landfill site, in Bahrain’s southern governorate. A consortium led by ACWA Power, Mitsui and Almoayyed Contracting Group WLL submitted the lowest bid of 14.668 Bahraini Dinar /MWh ($39.1) for electricity to be generated by the project. ACWA Power has the majority stake (60%) followed by Mitsui (30%) and Almoayyed Contracting Group WLL (10%).

 

Considered the country’s first large-scale PV power plant, the project was commissioned to generate 100 MW through solar power, achieving nearly 50% of the target set by the Kingdom’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) - which aims to bring 255 MW of PV capacity online by 2025.

KEY FACTS

  • LOCATION
    Askar Bahrain
  • OFFTAKER
    Electricity and Water Authority, Bahrain (EWA)
  • POWER
    100 MWac
  • FUEL
    PV
  • ACWA POWER SHARE
    60%
  • OFFTAKE CONTRACT
    PPA-BOO 20 years
  • OTHER INVESTORS
    Mitsui (30%), Almoayyed Contracting Group WLL (10%)
  • O&M
    NOMAC
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