The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has announced the commencement of construction on two solar power plants, aligning with the nation’s commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy.
KOTC’s Acting Chief Executive, Sheikh Khaled Al-Sabah, emphasized the environmentally friendly nature of the project during its launch ceremony. The initiative is in line with Kuwait’s national energy transformation strategy, which aims to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.
With an expected power output of 7 megawatts, equivalent to saving 16,000 barrels of oil annually, the solar plants will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8,360 tons each year. The electricity generated will be used to supply two liquefied gas bottling plants in Shuaiba and Um Al-Aish.
KOTC’s renewable energy projects supervisor, Saad Al-Qahtani, described the project as innovative and unprecedented, contributing to the development of a vibrant energy infrastructure. The initiative also provides an opportunity for the private sector to contribute to national renewable energy efforts. The successful completion of these solar power plants will mark a significant milestone in Kuwait’s pursuit of a diversified and sustainable energy supply.
The CEO of Life Energy, the executing company for the project, Hamad Al-Radhan, expressed gratitude for the opportunity to implement this important renewable energy initiative. He commended KOTC’s support for such projects, emphasizing their crucial role in diversifying energy sources.