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November 22, 2021

Sakaka Solar PV Park, Saudi Arabia

By Carmen

Sakaka Solar PV Park is a 405MW solar PV power project. It is located in Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 405 405 Active Al Jawf, Saudi Arabia International Company for Water and Power Projects

Description

The project was developed by International Company for Water and Power Projects. ACWA Power Renewable Energy Holding and Al Gihaz Holding are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

Sakaka Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 6 km².

The project generates 940,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 75,000 households, offsetting 430,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $302m.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in 2020.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Saudi Power Procurement under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.023kWh for a period of 25 years, starting from 2020. The contracted capacity is 300MW.

Contractors Involved

InTEC Energy Solutions, Mahindra Susten and Zhejiang Chint New Energy Development were selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Zhejiang Chint New Energy Development was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 296,520 modules at the site.

Huawei Technologies supplied 900 of its SUN2000-90KTL inverters to the project site.

The project is utilising single axis trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

Diaa Sakaka Operation and Maintenance is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About International Company for Water and Power Projects

International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power) is a developer, investor, and operator of power generation, renewable energy and desalinated water production plants. It supplies electricity and potable water to its customers in the region. It generates power through coal, thermal, oil, gas, solar and wind technologies. ACWA Power also offers operation and maintenance services to power and water desalination industry through its subsidiary, the First National Operations & Maintenance Company. The company has operations across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. ACWA Power is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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