The Saudi firm will provide and install 260km of cabling for the world’s biggest single-site solar facility by Q1 2025
Saudi-based Riyadh Cables Group has entered into a deal with Larsen & Toubro (L&T), to supply a high voltage alternating current (HVAC) cable system for a major solar project in Dubai.
According to the contract, valued at US $43.5mn, Riyadh Cables will be responsible for the manufacture, supply and supervision of a 260km HVAC cable system for the sixth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project (MBR Solar Park).
The entire supply work will be completed by Riyadh Cables within the first quarter of 2025, said a statement.
A company representative commented, “As part of its strong push towards environmental sustainability, Riyadh Cables Group has introduced multiple products in recent years catering specifically to the renewable energy sector. MBR 6 will increase the park’s total renewable energy production capacity to 4,660MW, thus making it one of the largest renewable energy projects in the world.”
The MBR Solar Park is the largest single-site facility in the world, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It has a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030 and on completion, it will save over 6.5m tonnes of carbon emissions per annum.