SWCC, Alfanar to Develop 110 Megawatt Solar Plant in Saudi Arabia

SWCC, Alfanar to Develop 110 Megawatt Solar Plant in Saudi Arabia

The project, which will be a part of a floating solar farm, includes a 380 kV substation and 172 km of overhead transmission lines

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWC) has awarded a construction contract for a 110 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant project to Alfanar.

The project, which will be a part of a floating solar farm, includes a 380 kV substation and 172 km of overhead transmission lines.

The solar plant will reduce fuel consumption by the equivalent of 410,000 barrels of crude oil per year.

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The project aims to provide electricity to the Jubail desalination plant, which has a production capacity of 1 million cubic meters per day, at a lower consumption rate of 2.16 kWh per cubic meters.

Speaking at an event in Italy recently, SWCC Governor Abdullah Al-Abdulkarim had announced that the Corporation had achieved an energy consumption of less than 2.27 kilowatts per cubic meters of desalinated water, and is targeting a new record.

In September, SWCC reported that it had 32 projects under construction, with plans to launch 30 new projects.

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