Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority tenders landfill remediation project in preparation for a 100 MW solar farm

Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority



MANAMA, Bahrain Oct 4th, 2022 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/


Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) launched its tendering process

to appoint a qualified contractor to remediate a two square kilometre landfill

site to prepare the plot for the development and implementation of a solar

project with a minimum capacity of 100 MW. The landfill site is located at

Askar, in the Southern Governorate of Bahrain.


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



Commenting on the launch of the tender H.E. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, EWA's

President said, "Bahrain is fully committed to the objectives of the COP26 and

ultimately actionable goals and investments towards climate change. 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".

The tender document sets out clear requirements of environmental standards to

ensure that the project adheres to best practice international guidelines,

ensuring the safety of the site and longevity of the project. 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



With Bahrain's Economic Recovery Plan, the Kingdom plans to target investments

worth US$30 billion in strategic projects, creating new investment

opportunities in infrastructure and priority sectors across the Kingdom,

including renewable energy sectors such as blue and green hydrogen.


Bidders can obtain tendering documents and submit proposals through the Bahrain

Tender Board website via




Source: Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority