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