L&T Starts Construction of 300 MW Jeddah Solar Power Plant in Saudi Arabia


Indian engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced that it has secured the go-ahead to begin constructing the 300-megawatt Jeddah Solar photovoltaic (PV) Power Plant, located in Third Jeddah Industrial City, south-east of Jeddah.

The turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) order has been received from the consortium of Masdar, EDF Renewables and Nesma Company.

The consortium had announced that the project had achieved financial close.

L&T said the utility scale power plant, which would be executed by the renewables arm of its Power Transmission & Distribution Business, utilises state-of art technologies including bifacial modules, single axial trackers, string inverters and robots for module cleaning.

T Madhava Das, Whole-Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President (Utilities), L&T said “We are thankful and happy to be a part of establishing major solar projects awarded under the umbrella of Saudi Arabia’s pioneering National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) marking yet another milestone in our green technology path to enable clean energy transition.”

The consortium had announced last week that the plant will begin operation in 2022.

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