Week In Middle East: Sterling And Wilson Solar Commissions 66 MW Solar Project in Jordan, And More


Sterling & Wilson Solar Commissions 66 MW Solar Project in Jordan


Sterling and Wilson Solar today announced that it has commissioned the 66 MWp Al Husainiyah solar power plant in Jordan. The project is located on an area of 1.3 sq. km in Ma’an Governorate, 200 km south of Amman. The Al Husainiyah project will save around 50,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, thus reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and unlocking large-scale solar opportunities for the country. Amit Jain, Global CEO, Sterling, and Wilson Solar Group said, “Due to the outspread of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns in India and other countries, there were delays in manufacturing, FAT of material and construction work of the Al Husainiyah project in Jordan. However, we arranged priority deliveries for material from OEMs, enabled remote monitoring, hired a local team, and provided the necessary training to them, to deliver the project as per the agreed timelines.”

BP, ADNOC, And Masdar Partners To Provide Clean Energy Solutions For UK And UAE


bp, ADNOC and Masdar have signed three agreements with the potential to lead to billions of dollars of investment into clean and low carbon energy, creating potentially thousands of energy jobs. The first agreement would see the companies collaborate to initially develop 2GW of low carbon hydrogen across hubs in the UK and UAE, with the intention to expand as the project progresses. Access to clean hydrogen – a critical fuel in the decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries – can reduce emissions, ‎enable new, low-carbon products, and unlock future fuels. A recent announcement could enable a significant contribution towards the UK Government’s target to develop 5GW of hydrogen production by 2030. The expected areas of collaboration align with the key areas of both the UK government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution and the UAE Government’s ‘Principles of the 50’, which includes the development of a dynamic domestic economy through scientific and technical excellence.  

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119% Increase In Solar Energy Usage – Report 

Almarai’s Sustainability Report 2020 revealed a 119% increase in solar energy use compared to 2019, as part of the company’s keenness to implement more sustainable solutions to reduce emissions every day. According to the annual report, Almarai is aware of the serious risks involved in climate change and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions associated with fuel and electricity consumption. The report monitored the progress of pastures in 2020 at the level of achieving a 4% reduction in car fuel consumption through the sales, distribution, and logistics department compared to 2019, while clean energy accounted for 2.5% of total electricity consumption (4.4% within the limits of the sustainability strategy), and the development of a road map based on ISO 50001 standards. Al-Otaibi explained that raising energy awareness is an essential element in our overall energy management strategy, our ability to benefit from technological solutions as well, and we strive to establish an energy concession center that serves as a collaborative information exchange platform and plays an important role in the success of initiatives that help to advance our strategic objectives.

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23 New Solar Panel Factories Are Coming Up In The Kingdom

In recent news, Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (Modon) said that 23 new solar panel factories are coming up in Saudi Arabia. These factories will manufacture solar energy systems and panels. The plants will be spread over a 360,000 sq m area in 12 industrial cities. It comprises Riyadh 2nd Industrial City; Sudair City for Industry and Businesses; Al-Kharj Industrial City; Dammam 2nd and 3rd industrial cities; Jeddah 1st, 2nd, and 3rd industrial cities; Al-Madinah Industrial City; Al-Baha Industrial City; and the two incubators in private industrial cities that are under the supervision of Modon. CEO Engineer Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Salem stated that Modon works on supporting the renewable energy sector through empowering supply chains and localizing its main components. 

Green Hydrogen Is One Of The Pillars Of Sustainable Future – HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has emphasized that green hydrogen represents one of the pillars of a sustainable future that depends on accelerating the transition to carbon neutrality to support a green economy. Al Tayer made these remarks during his speech at Gastech Exhibition & Conference 2021, which is hosted in the UAE under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and supported by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. The Green Hydrogen project, which has been implemented in collaboration between DEWA, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Siemens Energy at DEWA’s R&D Centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to produce hydrogen using solar power. The plant was designed to facilitate future applications and test platforms of different uses for hydrogen, such as energy production, transportation, and industrial uses.

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  1. […] Sterling and Wilson Solar today announced that it has commissioned the 66 MWp Al Husainiyah solar power plant in Jordan. The project is located on an area of 1.3 sq. km in Ma’an Governorate, 200 km south of Amman.… […]

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