The Red Sea Project a 100% renewable energy luxury resort in Saudi Arabia

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Published on 24/11/20 - Updated on 17/03/22

Red Sea Project

A luxury tourism development in Saudi Arabia will be 100% powered by renewable energy, with the help of a 1,000MWh battery storage facility.

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), a closed joint-stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, is the developer behind a very ambitious regenerative tourism project, and has announced creating the world’s largest battery storage facility to enable the entire site to be powered by renewable energy 24 hours a day.

The development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, which spans 28,000km2 and will include 50 hotels when complete, will be powered only by wind and solar energy. The complex will rely on a battery storage facility at 1000MWh.

The size and scale of TRSDC’s battery storage facility puts this iconic regenerative tourism destination at the forefront of the global transition towards carbon neutrality. Wind and solar capacity are set to exceed coal and gas in less than five years, and we are keen to drive the pace of change.

said John Pagano, CEO of TRSDC.

Included in the 25-year concession agreement is the provision of renewable power, potable water, sustainable solid waste management, wastewater treatment and district cooling infrastructure. The construction of three seawater reverse osmosis plants at the project will provide clean drinking water.

This utility concession agreement allows for future expansion in line with the development of the destination, ensuring that 50 hotels and 1,300 residential properties can be met by 2030.

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