UNDER the patronage of Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Thenayan Al-Saud, the Chairman of the Royal Commission and the President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, a cooperation agreement was signed at the headquarters of the Royal Commission in Riyadh, to prepare a feasibility study on construction and operation of a solar plant in Yanbu Industrial City with a capacity of 50 MW.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Alaa Nassif, CEO of Royal Commission at Yanbu and Dr. Waled Husain Abulfaraj, the vice president of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.
The two parties have completed a study on the current and future situation of Yanbu Industrial City and identified the city needs of sustainable energy. The two parties have consolidated their relationship to accomplish joint works aiming at diversification of sustainable energy resources in the kingdom using the latest researches, knowledge and industries related to renewable energy.
The effort will contribute to a sustainable development and localization of technology in the kingdom. The Royal Commission Yanbu will develop the future plans for renewable energy of the city, and provide the necessary land lots.
King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KACARE) will prepare a draft scope of work of the project, and establish rules and regulations for linking the renewable energy plants with the electricity grid. KACARE will provide the Royal Commission with recommendations on the technologies used in solar energy. — SG