The Red Sea Project, Saudi Arabia’s largest sustainable tourist programme, owned by the Public Investment Fund, will be powered by ABB.
The project, which spans 28,000 square kilometres and will connect the natural world with first-class individualised housing over an archipelago of more than 90 islands, is one of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism projects.
ABB has begun working with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to supply power systems and digital technologies that will allow the resort to run entirely on renewable energy when it opens to the public in 2030. Out of the 69 generators that will be installed at the Red Sea site, 10 System pro E power Low Voltage synchronization panels, rated 2500 to 6300 Amps, will provide 36MW of electricity.
Power systems and digital technologies will allow the resort to run entirely on renewable energy
This use of smart low voltage synchronization panels will be supported by ABB Ability Energy and Asset Manager, a state-of-the-art cloud solution that integrates energy and asset management in a single intuitive dashboard. This integrated digital solution will provide the resort’s facilities team with total visibility on how their assets and the electrical system is performing. Using this real-time operational data and analytics will provide insights to make informed decisions that will optimize performance and reduce operating costs. By monitoring data and taking corrective actions, the solution can reduce unplanned downtime to ensure continuous power supply and save up to 45% on operating expenses.
“With its outstanding performance, modularity and compact design, ABB’s technology is a perfect solution for this high-profile scheme. Our ABB Ability digital solution will provide real-time visibility of the system’s performance, which will help to minimize cost and risk while maximizing performance and safety across the entire operation”, said ABB’s Product Marketing Director for Smart Power, Ahmed Waheedeldin. “We are delighted that ABB has been selected as a trusted partner for this truly innovative project, which will help set new standards for the digitalization of sustainable power when it opens in 2030.”