Week In MiddleEast: Clenergy Announces 44MW Ground Solar Mounting In Saudi Arabia; Soltec Introduces Its Latest Integrated Solutions, SFOne In the Middle East; And More


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Clenergy Announces 44MW Ground Solar Mounting In Saudi Arabia


Clenergy has seized the opportunity of PV development in the Middle East and provided a 44MW PV-ezRack solar installation solution for the 3A Independent Seawater Desalination Project, under the ownership of ACWA Power in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, bolstering the development of new energy in countries along the “Belt and Road”. Saudi Arabia has a tropical desert climate with abundant sunlight resources. However, harsh natural conditions such as high temperatures and sandy winds require PV systems to be highly reliable and durable. The owner, ACWA Power, and the EPC, SEPCO III, selected Clenergy as the supplier for this project after a thorough evaluation.


Soltec Introduces Its Latest Integrated Solutions, SFOne In the Middle East

Soltec, a Spanish company that specialises in vertically integrated solutions for the photovoltaic sector of solar energy, has brought its latest addition to Middle East markets, SFOne, which is an innovative tracker. This is a sign of Soltec’s commitment to 1P technology. Soltec is a company with more than 18 years of experience. It offers innovative services to its market and has a 16-country presence. International Energy Agency says photovoltaic power is the most affordable source. Experts such as Benjamin Attia (an energy analyst at Wood Mackenzie), claim that solar energy is the best kilowatt-hour to make in the Middle East.

SCZONE Discuss The Green Hydrogen Projects With Maersk & Siemens

Waleid Gamal Eldein, SCZONE Chairman met Mr Kay Fischner, Head of Strategic Decarbonization Projects at Maersk, and Eng. Layla El Hares, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Siemens, with a delegation that includes some technical expertise from the two sides, to discuss the localisation of the green hydrogen industry and its complementary industries. The meeting discussed the framework of the feasibility studies carried out by the companies in preparation for signing the final contracts at the cop27 summit, to implement the pilot phases for the projects.

Shanghai Electric Completes Phase B Of 900-MW Fifth Phase Of The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Shanghai Electric announced that Phase B of the 900-MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has entered operation. As part of the world’s largest photovoltaic (PV) plant under construction, the project will aid Dubai’s push to upgrade and transform its energy mix by providing 2.268 billion kWh of power supply per year upon completion, enough to serve up over 240,000 homes and capable of reducing 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emission annually. “We are so proud to see the solar park hit another historical milestone after Phase A was connected to the grid in 2021. Now, work on Phase C is well underway and is expected to be complete in 2023,” said Meng Chuanmin, Project Manager of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Phase V.

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Green Hydrogen Project At The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park Supports UAE’s Leadership And Competitiveness In Green Hydrogen Markets

Innovative technologies to produce green hydrogen using clean and renewable energy are witnessing rapid developments and steady progress. Studies indicate that green hydrogen production will increase by 57% annually to reach 5.7 million tonnes in 2030. The UAE aims to acquire 25% of the low-carbon hydrogen market, which is expected to reach more than USD 400 billion. The green hydrogen project implemented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in cooperation with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, is a key project in supporting the UAE’s efforts to achieve global competitiveness in the green hydrogen market.

DEWA New Headquarter Building Applied With JinkoSolar’s N-Type BIPV Listed Fortune’s China 50 Best Designs

The Fortune’s Best Designs List origins in 1959, as compiled by Jay Doblin, the director of the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The ranked project and products are nominated and evaluated based on five criteria: how adaptable and expandable the product is; impact on society or the environment; ease of use; commercial success; and whether it redefined its category. The results show a clear shift in design philosophy over the last few years. Design has graduated from value-adding to value-driving, unlocking and making accessible the value in new technology.

DEWA Receives 4 Bids From International Companies For Consultancy Contract Of 6th Phase Of The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received 4 bids from international companies for consultancy contracts for the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a production capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030. The production capacity of the sixth phase of the Solar Park will be 900 MW. “We seek to put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of producing renewable and clean energy. DEWA has achieved world records for the lowest solar energy prices (Levelised Cost of Electricity), for five consecutive times, making Dubai a global benchmark for solar power prices,” added Al Tayer.

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Egypt is Looking To Build Two Large Scale Solar And Wind Projects To Expand Its Renewable Energy Portfolio

According to a newspaper, Egypt is looking at two large wind and solar power generation plants to help it expand its reliance on renewable energy. These two projects are part of a government strategy for increasing the country’s renewable energy mix by 45% in 2035, according to Addustoor and other local publications. According to the report, the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), presented its plans at a meeting held in Cairo. This plan was included in NREA’s annual report and covers projects currently under study, ongoing projects, and projects that have just been completed. The report stated that the projects under review include a solar power station with a production capacity of 830 megawatts, and a wind power plant with a capacity to generate 1,700 MW. The report stated that two other wind power projects have been approved: a 1,375 MW facility in Zafarana, and a 1.35 billion-euro unit in Jebel El-Zeit in Western Red Sea Governorate.

Pavilion Renewables Group Is Supporting Clean Energy Adoption In Bahrain

Pavilion Renewables Group is committed to supporting the Kingdom’s transition towards sustainability and clean energy adoption. It has recently been working on two hotels in Manama: The Westin City Centre Bahrain as well as Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain and became the first hotel in Bahrain to be equipped with dual Axis vertical turbines. Pavilion installed smart solutions at the hotels as per an agreement previously signed. These include rooftop-mounted solar systems and dual-axis vertical wind turbines. This will help reduce the facility’s carbon footprint and advance its sustainability strategies.

Infinity To Develop 6 MWp Solar Power Plant In Sharm El-Sheikh

Infinity, Egypt’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announces that it will help power the COP27 summit using newly developed clean and renewable energy solutions at Sharm El-Sheikh. It will jointly develop, manage and operate a 6MWp solar power plant in Sharm El-Sheikh. Infinity Power will also manage and maintain 18 EV charging stations throughout Sharm. This will allow for the provision of transportation services for the summit. Infinity Power’s solar power plant will produce 6 MWp of total power and can generate 11,723 MWh of total energy annually. It is a joint venture between Masdar in the UAE and Infinity Power in Egypt. This plant’s total energy can power 5,275 homes annually and reduce carbon emissions by 4,368 tons of CO2/year. Before the start of COP27 activities, the solar plant will be operational by October 2022.

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EBRD Loans US$100 Million To Boost Renewables In Turkey

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending up to US$ 100 million in financing to Adnan Polat Enerji Yatirimi A.S. (APEY) as part of a financing package jointly provided by Turkiye Is Bankasi, Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB) and Garanti BBVA. The new EBRD loan will help APEY to develop a further 203 MW in renewable energy capacity in the next three years. The investment aims to provide a fresh boost to the renewable energy sector in Turkey. APEY is one of the sector’s prominent players in Turkey with a total installed capacity of 695MW under two subsidiaries Erguvan RES (110MW) and Polat Enerji (585MW). Maxis, an Is Group private equity investment fund, shares ownership in APEY with Polat Holding. The expansion includes 53 MW in wind and 150 MW in solar capacities, which will prevent the emission of approximately 154,000 tonnes of CO2 each year from the Turkish power system by generating 438,000 GWh of electricity per year.

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