S. Korean power supplier joins UAE's 1.5 gigawatt-class solar power infrastructure project

By Kim Joo-heon Posted : March 22, 2024, 16:21 Updated : March 23, 2024, 18:25
Courtesy of Korea
[Courtesy of KOWEPO]

SEOUL, March 22 (AJU PRESS) -- Korea Western Power, a power supplier in South Korea, has partnered with Électricité de France, a Paris-based state electric utility company, to build a 1.5 gigawatt solar power generation infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates. The construction of the solar power facilities will be completed in 2027 and operated for 30 years.

Korea Western Power (KOWEPO) signed an agreement with Électricité de France (EDF) to establish the solar power infrastructure in the UAE's Al Khazna. The South Korean company will be in charge of the engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as the facilities' operations and maintenance. 

Starting with this joint development project, KOWEPO aims to carry out additional clean energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa region, including Oman and Kuwait. Previously, the South Korean company and EDF-Renewables, the clean energy business wing of EDF, have jointly secured orders for a 500-megawatt solar power project in Manah, Oman, and a 1.5 gigawatt solar power project in Al Ajban, UAE.

"Utilizing our extensive experience of consecutive project wins in the Middle East market and with the full support of governments, we aim to achieve successful outcomes in the UAE's Al Khazna project and its follow-up projects," said Seo Gyu-seok, the vice president of KOWEPO's business division, on Friday.
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