Saudi varsity to build largest solar project
Riyadh, June 16, 2010
Millennium Energy Industries (MEI) has been awarded a contract to design and build the largest solar district hot water project in the world, for the Princess Noura University for Women project in Riyadh.
MEI was awarded the contract for the specialized system after a rigorous and competitive due diligence process, with international competition, a statement said.
The solar district water heating system, which will be engineered, procured, and constructed by MEI, will support the district heating network for the entire university campus.
The university campus will include student accommodation and a world class hospital. The solar system, with over 17 MW of hot water capacity, is expected to provide significant savings on fuel consumptions while reducing carbon emissions.
The system is scheduled to be commissioned before the launch of the university in 2011.
The use of practical and cost-effective solar solutions such as solar hot water, allow clients to save cost and creates a better environment with lower emissions, without significant capital cost/investment.
“We are proud to be selected to design and build this flagship project after significant international competition,” said Ennis Rimawi, chairman of MEI.
“This project is a complement to the government and leadership of Saudi Arabia, it demonstrates a combination of cost efficiency, environmental consideration, and technology advancement,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service