Solar tracking, racking, and BIPV provider Arctech has announced that it is poised to provide 1.5-GW SkyLine II solar tracking solution for ASB project in Saudi Arabia, marking the company’s first solar tracking and racking project in the country.
Arctech informs that located in the Al Shubakh district, Jeddah City, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the ASB project is the biggest solar plant in construction in the Middle East region serving the purpose of expediting regional energy transition to spell out the “Vision 2030”.
Arctech has a series of trackable project portfolios in the region following the “One Belt One Road” initiative including the IBRI II 607MW project in Oman and the 2.1GW Al Dhafra PV2 project in Abu Dhabi among others. Arctech has also established branches in Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates to deepen localization and offer white-glove services to regional clients.
Arctech has a long-term good rapport with ASB project owner ACWA Power and EPC China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (CEEC). In February, the company welcomed the senior management from ACWA Power and CEEC at a business meeting in Arctech’s headquarters, Kunshan, China. Mohammad A. Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power, remarked, “Arctech and ACWA Power have carried out fruitful cooperation on previous projects, we expect to strengthen cooperation and innovate the cooperation mode with ACWA Power under the Road and Belt Initiative and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, becoming a pair of role models for Belt and Road cooperation.”
The Saudi government is aiming for 50% of its energy to be generated from renewable sources by 2030, which means 27.3GW of renewable energy installation. Arctech said that Saudi Arabia aims to employ clean technologies and renewable energy to reduce its projected 2030 emissions by more than 130 million tonnes.
Arctech recently won order for the supply of 365.8 MW SkyLine II solar tracking solution to Puerto Penasco Solar Park in Mexico; the solar project is expected to be the largest solar plant in a single unit in Mexico.