Saudi Arabia’s Neom Project Marks Development Milestone

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According to official reports, ground preparation works for solar power are underway for Saudi Arabia’s Neom Project. Paris-based engineering group Assystem will carry out development works for Neom’s photovoltaic parks.

Moreover, the French engineer will conduct pre-development studies for seven of the solar parks within the Duba and Tabuk regions. This, in turn, will contribute to the long-term powering goals of Neom’s economic development zone.

In addition to the aforementioned, the development’s engineering contractor will carry out preliminary design, site assessment studies as well as master planning. Alongside social and environmental impact assessments and permitting studies.

Quite impressively, the project’s solar park stretches over 420 square kilometres. Furthermore, Assystem noted that the potential generating capacity of the photovoltaic parks is over 20GW. 

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While commenting on the project milestone, the head of sitting and environmental services at Assystem said it marks one of the most significant steps towards the utilization of solar PV energy.

Kerem Sadiklar, further added that it will immensely contribute to pivoting solar power to a greater scale. In fact, the International Energy Agency calculates that by 2027, solar will account for the largest share of power generation. 

On 29 January 2019, Saudi Arabia made an announcement that it had inked a closed joint-stock company, Neom. As a whole, its full ownership is by the Public Investment Fund. The company’s main purpose and dedication is solely to the development of the economic zone of the $500 billion city project.

In total, Neom’s area spans 26,5000 kilometres squared. Right within Tabuk province, the planned smart city features multiple regions that include a global trade hub and a floating industrial complex.

Additionally, the development also includes tourist resorts and a linear city. For the majority of the urban city, its developers target to complete construction works by 2039.