World’s ‘Largest’ BESS In Saudi Arabia

Huawei Digital Power To Supply 1,300 MWh Storage For 400 MW Solar

World’s ‘Largest’ BESS In Saudi Arabia

The 1,300 MWh energy storage capacity that Huawei Digital Power has won for the Red Sea Project (one of the designs in the picture) will accompany a 400 MW solar PV project of ACWA Power for the luxury tourism development plan. (Photo Credit: The Red Sea Development Company)

  • Huawei Digital Power has secured a contract to deliver 1,300 MWh BESS for the Red Sea Project
  • It will accompany a 400 MW solar PV plant being developed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power, to be built by China’s SEPCOIII
  • Huawei said it is the ‘largest’ energy storage project of its kind in the world currently

Chinese engineering and construction company SEPCOIII has picked Huawei Digital Power to supply a battery energy storage solution (BESS) with 1,300 MWh capacity to be integrated with a 400 MW solar PV system planned for Saudi Arabia’s luxury tourism development plan called the Red Sea Project.

Huawei said it is the world’s ‘largest’ energy storage project of its kind and represents a ‘milestone’ in the global energy storage industry.

As the name suggests, the Red Sea Project is coming up on more than 28,000 km² space on the Red Sea Coast and is designed to host 50 luxury resorts with up to 8,000 hotel rooms and around 1,300 residential properties across 22 islands and 6 inland sites. There will also be luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment and leisure facilities here.

Saudi Arabian energy and infrastructure company ACWA Power is developing the 400 MW solar power plant through SEPCOIII. The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) contracted ACWA Power consortium to design, build, operate and transfer the utilities infrastructure with 100% renewable energy, meaning solar PV and wind power (see 100% Renewable Energy For Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project).

The Red Sea Project is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 under which the country aims to install 60 GW renewable energy capacity including 40 GW solar PV (see Saudi Arabia Aims For 40 GW Solar By 2030).

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