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Alfanar wins deal to construct 110MW solar park for desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

  • Alfanar wins deal to construct 110MW solar park for desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

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The Saudi Arabia-based company Alfanar has been awarded a 110 MW solar photovoltaic power plant project by Saline Water Conservation Corp, reports Utilities Middle East.

The project will be part of a floating solar panel system and is likely to cost $330 million. The contract also includes the construction of a 380 kV substation and 172 kms of overhead transmission lines.

The solar power plant will power the Jubail desalination plant with renewable energy, and is expected to reduce the use of 410,000 barrels of crude oil per year, which will result in the cutting carbon dioxide emissions by 155 megatonnes annually and reducing electricity consumption.

The Jubail desalination plant is one of the largest water desalination plants in the world with a production capacity of 1 million cubic meters per day.

A spokesperson from Alfanar said: “We are proud of SWCC’s trust in our capabilities as Alfanar is one of the first Saudi companies to invest in renewable energy across the Kingdom.”

“It is essential that we keep pace with the global energy transition and phase out dependency on fossil fuel for electricity generation.”

The project is also expected to provide electrical power to the plant at a lower consumption rate of 2.16 kWh per cubic meter.

Alfanar is one of the first national companies that invested in the future of sustainable energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, believing in the importance of keeping pace with the global transformation to the clean and renewable energy sector, which is considered a strategic axis to raise its contribution to electricity production and reduce harmful carbon emissions resulting from traditional energy resources.

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