July 17, 2013 - The KAPSARC II project is contracted by Saudi Aramco, and will extend the existing solar plant from 3.5MWp to 5.3MWp, also built by Phoenix Solar. The project supports KAPSARC's objective to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. The system is scheduled to become operational in the first half of 2014.
Phoenix Solar Oman and Phoenix Solar Singapore, together with local project partner Hi-Technology & Contracting Company, will be jointly responsible for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the 1.8MWp solar power plant. Upon completion the plant will cover around 2.6 hectares of desert land, and feed over 2,900 megawatt-hours a year directly into KAPSARC's medium voltage grid.
"The Middle East is a fast growing region, with potentially high demand for solar energy in the future", said Dr. Bernd Köhler, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Solar. "With this new order in hand we will strengthen the Oman office, which will operate with the support of Phoenix Solar Singapore. Both subsidiaries will combine experience and know-how to apply the best solutions to accommodate the harsh desert climate conditions of this region and to continue building high performance solar power plants".