Phoenix Solar to build solar power plant in Saudi
Independent plant to be built at Saudi Aramco facility.
Phoenix Solar has been contracted by Saudi Aramco to build a 1.8MWp (megawatt-peak) solar plant in Saudi Arabia as part of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center II (KAPSARC) project.
It will extend the existing facility from 3.5 MWp to 5.3 MWp making it the largest ground mounted system in the Kingdom.
Phoenix Solar Oman and Phoenix Solar Singapore, together with local project partner Hi-Technology & Contracting Company Ltd (“Hi-Tech”), will be jointly responsible for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 1.8 MWp solar power plant at KAPSARC, which is based in the capital, Riyadh.
Upon completion the plant will cover around 2.6 hectares of desert land, and feed over 2,900 megawatt-hours a year directly into KAPSARC’s medium voltage grid.
“The Middle East is a fast growing region, with potentially high demand for solar energy in the future”, said Dr. Bernd Köhler, chief executive officer of Phoenix Solar AG.
“With this new order in hand we will strengthen the Oman office, which will operate with the support of Phoenix Solar Singapore. Both subsidiaries will combine experience and know-how to apply the best solutions to accommodate the harsh desert climate conditions of this region and to continue building high performance solar power plants.”
Phoenix Solar AG is headquartered in Sulzemoos near Munich. It is an international photovoltaic system integrator. The Group develops, plans, builds and operates large-scale photovoltaic plants and is a specialist wholesaler for turnkey power plants, solar modules and accessories.
With subsidiaries on three continents, the company has sold solar modules with an output of significantly more than one gigawatt since it was founded.