The Kuwaiti cabinet has cancelled the construction plans of the Al-Dabdaba solar plant to be set up by Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The project was expected to start operations in February 2021. The lowest bid for the project was 439 million Kuwaiti dinars ($1.4 billion). Kuwait has plans to generate 15 percent of its energy via renewable sources by 2030. The project was proposed to be set up within the Al-Shikaya Complex for renewable energy, which is located 100 kms west of Kuwait City.