Week in Middle East: L&T Begins Constructing 300MW Solar Plant In Saudi Arabia; ACWA Power Inaugurates KSA’s First Utility Scale RE Project; Sirajpower Solidifies Its Position In UAE

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Larsen & Toubro Begins Constructing The 300MW Solar Plant In Saudi Arabia

The Renewables arm of Larsen & Toubro’s Power Transmission & Distribution Business has secured the go-ahead to begin constructing the 300MW Jeddah Solar PV Power Plant. The turnkey EPC order has been received from the consortium of Masdar, EDF Renewables and Nesma Company. Awarded by Saudi Arabia’s Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) to the consortium under design, finance, build and operate mode, the project has now attained financial closure after the signing of the power purchase agreement and thereby the notice to Larsen & Toubro to proceed with the construction. The project is in Third Jeddah Industrial City, 50km south-east of Jeddah. This large utility scale power plant utilizes state-of art technologies including bifacial modules, single axial trackers, string inverters and robots for module cleaning. 

Under The Patronage Of The Crown Prince And Saudi Minister Of Energy: ACWA Power Inaugurates KSA’s First Utility Scale Renewable Energy Project

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and water desalination plants announced the official inauguration of the 300 MW Sakaka PV IPP, KSA’s first utility scale renewable energy project, at an investment value of 1.2 billion Saudi riyals. The inauguration of Sakaka PV IPP marks a pivotal moment in the continued energy diversification and development plans of Saudi Arabia. The project was awarded to an ACWA Power led consortium at a world record tariff, at the time, of 8.781 halalas/kWh in 2018, which has paved the way for subsequent projects of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) to lower the cost of clean solar electricity in the Kingdom. ACWA Power remains focused on extending its leadership and accelerating the energy transition in Saudi Arabia and beyond through operational excellence and technological expertise, delivering power and desalinated water to communities in thirteen countries worldwide.

Sirajpower Solidifies Its Position As The Preferred Solar Partner Of UAE Conglomerates

SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, announced a major solar partnership with Al Shirawi Group, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in the GCC, spanning trading, industrial, distribution, contracting, and service industries. SirajPower has been engaged as a long-term partner starting with a significant 7 MWp solar rooftop installation for Emirates Printing Press in three of their plants, one of the region’s leading, high-quality press facilities in Dubai Industrial City (DIC) and Al Quoz. The solar rooftop project covers an area of 56,000 m2, and will produce 10.6 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting more than 7,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

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