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Saudi Arabia asks firms to qualify for groundbreaking wind power project

Saudi Arabia has asked companies to qualify to bid for its first utility-scale wind power project at Dumat al-Jandal in the north of the kingdom, which will have an annual capacity of 400 megawatts, the energy ministry said on Sunday. Requests to qualify for the project will close on August 10, and proposals will be … Continue reading Saudi Arabia asks firms to qualify for groundbreaking wind power project

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Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10% of its electricity via renewable sources by 2023, the country’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih confirmed earlier this week. Fittingly, Al-Falih made the statement at the Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum in Riyadh. It will form a major plank in the country’s plans to … Continue reading Saudi Arabia aims for 10% renewables by 2023

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Saudi Arabia shortlists companies for its solar power, wind energy projects

Saudi Arabia is targeting 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023 in line with Vision 2030 diversification plan. Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has shortlisted companies for its solar and wind power projects, as part of the first round of its renewable energy initiative, the energy ministry said on Monday. France’s EDF Energies Nouvelles, Japanese … Continue reading Saudi Arabia shortlists companies for its solar power, wind energy projects

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Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant

Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. transported Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant on 36 Scheurle SPMT axle lines and is milestone for renewable energies in the oil-rich kingdom Safely stowed – SPMTs of the TII Group are just one of the numerous types of vehicles manufactured by the Heilbronn-based company group which are suitable for … Continue reading Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant

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ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

ALE has completed the whole turnkey solution to install the first-ever wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the … Continue reading ALE installs Saudi Arabia’s first-ever wind turbine

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Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy in September, with the cost of power forecast to be the lowest in the world, Bloomberg reports. OPEC’s biggest oil producer plans to build 300 megawatts of solar plants in the al-Jouf area in northern Saudi Arabia and 400 … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will award its first tender to build 700 megawatts of solar and wind energy

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Aramco, GE to launch Saudi Arabia’s first wind power project

Aramco will commission its first wind turbine project next month, the first in the kingdom and developed in partnership with GE aiming to support the renewable goals of Saudi Vision 2030. The wind turbine being transported on a twelve vehicle convoy from Dammam to Turai   Supplied by GE, the 2.75-120 wind turbine will provide … Continue reading Aramco, GE to launch Saudi Arabia’s first wind power project

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Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco and GE to install first wind power plant

Saudi Aramco and General Electric are partnering to install Saudi Arabia’s first Wind Turbine at the Turaif Bulk Plant, located in the north-west of the Kingdom. The initiative is in line with Saudi Vision 2030 as endorsed by the Saudi Cabinet that has set an initial target of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy. … Continue reading Wind energy in Saudi Arabia: Saudi Aramco and GE to install first wind power plant

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Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

When I wrote two weeks ago that Saudi Arabia is targeting 41-GW of solar electricity generation, a sceptical friend rightly asked me to check this number. I was quoting the American Energy Information Administration Country analysis report. I know the number is staggering but it is achievable considering the consequences of not doing so. In … Continue reading Solar power prospects burn bright in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia Establishes 50MW Solar Power Plant

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) signed today two memorandums of understanding with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and Saudi Company for Development and Technology Investment (TAQNIA) to establish the first solar power plant with a capacity of 50MW in the city of Saudi Aflaj, which will be the first of its kind in … Continue reading Saudi Arabia Establishes 50MW Solar Power Plant

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First off-grid temporary hybrid solar energy plant in Saudi Arabia

Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The 14 MW diesel-solar plant, which is expected to be completed by July 2015, … Continue reading First off-grid temporary hybrid solar energy plant in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia solar energy exports, Concentrated Solar Power and photovoltaic, absolutely realistic

“Saudi could be a solar exporter – I think it’s absolutely realistic and it’s going to happen,” said Paddy Padmanathan, CEO of ACWA Power, which runs a portfolio of solar, coal, gas and desalination plants across the Middle East.   In the short term, he said it was likely solar would fill the gaps in … Continue reading Saudi Arabia solar energy exports, Concentrated Solar Power and photovoltaic, absolutely realistic

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Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

In a business and climate conference on Thursday, Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi ruled out the possibility of reducing reliance on fossil fuels in the short run. In recent times, environmentalists have expressed concerns regarding carbon emissions and are hence urging companies to use more environmental-friendly forms of energy.   According to Mr. Naimi, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia will leave the oil in 2040 for renewable energy

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Saudi Arabia to debut in Photovoltaic manufacture

As per plans laid out by King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA CARE), the body responsible for the development of atomic and renewable in Saudi Arabia, the country was to develop 54 GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2032. That would include capacity addition of 25 GW in concentrated solar power, … Continue reading Saudi Arabia to debut in Photovoltaic manufacture

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First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) heliostat field in Saudi Arabia

Solar Tower Technologies is a technology company providing products, systems and solutions for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants based on tower plants, particularly heliostat fields and receivers.      Solar Tower Technologies (STT) announces the successful commissioning of the very first heliostat field in Saudi Arabia.The heliostat field consisting of 66 heliostats, 8 m² reflector … Continue reading First Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) heliostat field in Saudi Arabia

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Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy, in Saudi Arabia.   AWT is a newly formed company … Continue reading Abengoa to Build World’s Largest Solar Power Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

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Abu Dhabi’s Masdar is eyeing wind power and solar energy projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia

“Oman is stepping forward and we’re expecting Saudi Arabia to offer tenders this year,” said Bader Al Lamki, the director of Masdar Clean Energy. “There is momentum building up in the region [for clean energy projects].”     Masdar entered Oman’s wind energy market in October, signing a deal to build a 50 megawatts wind … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s Masdar is eyeing wind power and solar energy projects in Oman and Saudi Arabia

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GE Integrates Concentrated Solar Power with Combined Cycle in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected GE for a project that marks Saudi Arabia’s first integration of a Concentrated Solar Power with a combined-cycle plant and the first introduction of condensate as a gas turbine fuel.   The landmark project, the ‘Green Duba’ Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Plant, will be built in the northwestern part … Continue reading GE Integrates Concentrated Solar Power with Combined Cycle in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Electricity signs deal for integrated gas and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

The planned plant will primarily burn natural gas, but will generate 50 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to increase fuel efficiency.     State-owned utility Saudi Electricity Co signed on Tuesday a contract worth 1 billion riyals ($267 million) to buy generators for the kingdom’s first fossil fuel-fired power plant that will also produce … Continue reading Saudi Electricity signs deal for integrated gas and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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Saudia Arabia aims to become leading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

In addition to the 41 GW of solar energy, 25 GW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and 16 GW of photovoltaic (PV), the Kingdom aims to generate 1 GW of geothermal energy and 9 GW of wind power.     KACARE had earlier announced that over 50 percent of electricity was produced by oil so … Continue reading Saudia Arabia aims to become leading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)

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