Arctech inks 1.5GW solar tracker supply deal for ASB project

2.1GW Al Dhafra PV2 Project in Abu Dhabi

Arctech, the world’s leading solar tracking, racking, and BIPV provider, announced its contract to provide 1.5GW SkyLine II solar tracking solution for ASB project in Saudi Arabia.

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.

The KSA government is expediting the regional energy transition, as Saudi Arabia is aiming for 50 percent of its energy to be generated from renewable sources by 2030, which means 27.3GW of renewable energy installation, the Saudi Public Investment Fund has invested around SR1.5 trillion (US$400 billion) since 2016 in alternative energy.

Saudi Arabia aims to employ clean technologies and renewable energy to reduce its projected 2030 emissions by more than 130 million tonnes and lessen Saudi Arabia’s contribution to global emissions, which currently account for more than 4 percent of all planet-wide emissions.

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, the company has established branches in Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates to deepen localization and offer white-glove services to regional clients.