Week In Middle East: Egypt To Set Up Solar Plants At Sharm El Sheikh International Airport; OneraSystems Plans To Implement 25 Solar Projects; And More


Egypt To Set Up Solar Plants At Sharm El Sheikh International Airport


Environment Minister of Egypt Yasmine Fouad, Trade and Industry Minister of Egypt Nevine Gameaa, and Civil Aviation Minister of Egypt Mohammad Manar Enabah signs agreements to set up solar plants at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport and rooftop solar at nine hotels in Red Sea resort city. All the protocols are based on Egypt’s green economy strategy which promotes sustainable tourism, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, cuts waste, and uses clean energy. The country recently launched the Green Sharm El Sheikh (GEF) project to convert the city into a sustainable tourism city (both nationally and internationally) and adopt low-carbon technologies.


OneraSystems Plans To Implement 25 Solar Projects


OneraSystems is planning to implement around 25 solar power plant projects of up to 10 megawatts as per the President and CEO of the company, Wael El-Nashar. OneraSystems is in talks with various public and private companies for the same. The company will sign agreements in the third quarter of 2022 and it has finalized a few projects too. The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Resources of the country is encouraging to have more solar power projects and these projects will assist in achieving the targets set by the ministry.

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AMANA Installs 487.9 kWp Solar PV System In Al Ain

AMANA builds 14,000-sq m Al-Futtaim Auto Park in Al Ain which also includes installation of a 487.9 kWp solar PV system that will generate 800 MWh of power. The plant will reduce 334 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in the first year of its operation. Founded in Abu Dhabi on September 12, 1993, the concept of a regional design-build contractor with a decentralized model was conceived by Amana’s CEO, Chebel Bsaibes. Amana is now the regional leader in the design-build of industrial and commercial facilities, with over 1500 buildings constructed across the region.

Kalyon PV Solar Technologies Factory Of Turkey Manufactures 1.5 Million Solar Panels Since 2019

Kalyon Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Technologies Factory manufactures around 1.5 million solar panels since 2019. It is one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers and the first one in Turkey. The factory has a production capacity of 1200 megawatts which was increased from 500 megawatts in 2021. Solar panels are connected to a solar power plant in central Konya’s Karapınar district which has avoided approximately $30 million worth of natural gas. The factory is spread across in 1.08 million square feet area in the Başkent Organized Industrial Zone (OIZ) in the capital Ankara. The unit carries 75% of the production process for wafer, module types, cells and Inglot of solar panels.

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Sustainable Energy Authority of Bahrain Plans To Develop 5 MW Solar PV Project

Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) of Bahrain plans to develop a 5 MW solar photovoltaic project across 14 buildings and car parking for the Ministry of Education of Bahrain. It receives proposals from four different developers. The concession period will be of 20 years and the contract will be under a build, own, operate, and maintain contract. Aradous Energy Generation Company submitted the lowest tariff of BD0.21/kWh. The second-lowest bid was submitted by Modern Mechanical Electrical & Transport Company of BD0.03/kWh. Microcenter submitted a bid of BD0.026/kWh and Safeer for Renewable Energy submitted a bid of BD0.027.

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