Published on : Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Saudi Arabia recently announced that they will soon erect the world’s biggest battery facility to store wind and solar to power a vast luxury tourist complex on the Red Sea that will boast 50 hotels and its own airport. Based on the discussion the Red Sea Development Company has planned to deploy 1GWh-worth of battery storage to make this Sea Project the biggest holiday destination on the planet and this will fully powered by renewables 24 hours a day.
Saudi utility ACWA power – that won a deal to offer all utility services to the complex – will also build an initial 210MW of wind and solar to power the first phase of The Red Sea Project from 2022, when 12 hotels and the airport are due to be up and running.
Once finished in 2030 The Red Sea Project’s 28,000 sq km site will feature 50 hotels and 1,300 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites, said its developer, which is backed by the Saudi government and promises “unforgettable luxury” for its visitors.
Other attractions on offer include mountain canyons, dormant volcanoes, and ancient cultural and heritage sites” and the total price of the Red Sea Project will be up to $10bn.
Red Sea Development Company CEO John Pagano stated that after building the largest battery storage facility in the world they assure of development reaching 100% powered by renewable energy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, an accomplishment that other projects have never seen.
The cost of the massive tourism project has not been The Red Sea Project joins plans for the world’s largest green hydrogen plant – which also involves ACWA Power – in Saudi Arabia’s increasingly ambitious clean energy agenda.