Work on the temporary facility of the 2.6-gigawatt Al Shuaibah photovoltaic project in Saudi Arabia broke ground on Nov 13 local time. China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd. is responsible for the project.
Located in the Al Shuaibah region of Jeddah, Mecca Province, the project will be equipped with the most advanced N-type double-sided PV modules in the world and single axis automatic tracking support. It is expected to be the largest individual PV project in the Middle East and North Africa.
A key part of the new energy plan of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, the project is expected to provide 3,000 jobs for local people.
In addition, it will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 3.12 million metric tons per year, which will speed up the country's energy structure transformation and green and low-carbon development.
Workers of China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd. pose for the commencement of the temporary facility of the 2.6-gigawatt Al Shuaibah photovoltaic project in Saudi Arabia. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)