Utilities Middle East

$186.6mn solar factory

Saudi Arabia has launched the largest factory for the production of solar panels in the Middle East and North Africa.

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The factory was launched in the presence of the Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Eng. Osama bin Abdulaziz Al-Zamil.

The factory is located on a total area of more than 27,000 square meters, with an estimated production capacity of 1.2 gigawatts.

The new Tabuk facility uses automated machines for its production, and employs latest internatio­nal technologi­es in the field.

It is strategica­lly located near the Kingdom’s giga projects in NEOM and the Red Sea, and the region also has plenty of qualified locals to work in the various jobs needed by the facility, Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Osama Al-Zamil said.

Al-Zamil emphasized the need to accelerate investment­s in solar energy.

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