Red Sea Global has recently announced the completion of an impressive renewable energy project. As part of the first phase of the “Red Sea Project,” the company has successfully installed 750,000 solar panels and established five solar stations. These renewable energy installations will exclusively power a collection of 16 hotels, retail and entertainment venues, and supporting infrastructure facilities.
John Pagano, CEO of Red Sea Global, emphasized the company’s commitment to taking a unique approach to its operations and projects. The development of the world’s largest tourism destination powered entirely by renewable energy aligns with this commitment. Pagano highlighted the completion of electroluminescent (EL) panels at the five solar stations, marking a significant milestone for the first phase of the Red Sea Project. Notably, this mega venture’s complete independence from the national grid positions it as both the largest and the first of its kind globally.
One of the solar stations is located near the Six Senses Southern Dunes, the Red Sea Resort, and Spa. This particular resort and hotel, part of the initial phase of the Red Sea Project, holds the distinction of being the first solar-powered establishment among the 16 hotels. The other two solar stations are situated in close proximity to the Desert Rock mountain resort as well as the Sheybarah Resort on Sheybarah Island. Furthermore, two solar stations with higher capacity have been designated to provide power to the remaining resorts and the 15 beach villas situated in Turtle Bay Village.
In line with its sustainability commitment and contribution to Saudi Vision 2030 targets, Red Sea Global is also implementing the world’s largest battery storage facility with a capacity of 1,200MWh. This impressive storage capacity ensures 100% grid independence for the mega tourism project.
Furthermore, Red Sea Global is taking steps to power all visitor transportation within the Red Sea Tourism Project using solar energy. From the moment visitors arrive at the Red Sea International Airport, their movement within the sites and between nearby islands will be powered by solar energy.
Recognizing the importance of human capital development, Red Sea Global has invested in vocational training scholarships in collaboration with the Human Resources Development Fund. Out of the 500 scholarships provided, 50 individuals have received training in renewables. The company plans to provide specialized training to 10,000 Saudi citizens by the year 2030.
The Red Sea Project is a testament to Red Sea Global’s commitment to sustainability and its significant contribution to the realization of Saudi Vision 2030 goals.