Phoenix Solar chosen by Saudi Aramco to build 3.5MW plant

Oman-based system integrator Phoenix Solar has been chosen to build a 3.5MW solar park for the world’s largest oil producing company, Saudi Aramco. The plant will be built adjacent to the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) on the outskirts of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

Phoenix Solar are to work alongside Naizak Global Engineering Systems in designing, building and connecting the ground-mounted system. A completion date of September 2011 has been penciled in.

"The solar market in the Gulf region is still in its infancy. There is, however, a huge potential for solar power plants in Saudi Arabia. We are delighted to be able to build the largest ground-mounted plant in Saudi Arabia and will use our know-how to support the introduction of renewable energies into Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to the best of our ability", said Klaus Friedl, general manager of Phoenix Solar.

Last year, Phoenix Solar installed a PV testing field designed to analyse different module technologies at Saudi Aramco’s headquarters in Dhahran. And the successful completion of this project helped it sway Saudi Aramco during the international tender for the Riyadh park.

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