Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) launched its tendering process to appoint a contractor to remediate a two square kilometre landfill site to prepare the plot for the development of a 100 MW solar project. The landfill site is located at Askar, in the Southern Governorate of Bahrain.
Bidders can obtain tendering documents and submit proposals through the Bahrain Tender Board website via https://www.tenderboard.gov.bh/TenderDetails/?id=756/2022/BTB%20(4604/2022/3100).
The scope of the project will involve the design and construction of a landfill gas extraction and treatment system to meet the requirements of environmental standards as per the Supreme Council of Environment requirements. The project will also include land remediation, the development of gas and leachate management systems, and a drainage system to ensure the site readiness for the construction and operation of the solar project.
The tender scope also includes the site investigations to meet the required performance specification and environmental monitoring of the landfill site (leachate, groundwater contamination, air emissions, landfill gas treatment etc.) at agreed intervals until 12 months following the completion of the site remediation.
“Converting this landfill site to a solar farm capable of producing 100 MW is one of many steps the country hopes to execute to realise the objective of bringing carbon emissions in Bahrain to net zero by 2060,” Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, EWA’s President said.
Under a separate tender and in parallel to this project, EWA will be issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for developing a 100 MW solar plant located on the remediated landfill.