Officials at the signing ceremony
Array Technologies (Array), a global leader in utility-scale solar tracking solutions, has signed its intent for a strategic partnership with Aluminum Products Company (ALUPCO®), a leading aluminum extrusion company in the Middle East and North African region (MENA).
This partnership brings together expertise, reliability, innovation, and a local prominence, well-situated to help advance the future of clean energy in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
“Our alliance with ALUPCO® and expansion into the Middle East underscores our dedication to the global clean energy market. Our partners around the world share our commitment, and consistently rely on us for our differentiators – engineered simplicity, relentless reliability and a track record built on decades of experience, performance and trust. We’re eager to bring this partnership to life with ALUPCO® and leverage the strengths and dedication of both organizations to transform the energy landscape,” states Array CEO, Kevin G Hostetler.
Aluminum Products Company (ALUPCO®) CEO, Khaled Abdel-Moneim adds: “As the leading aluminum solutions provider in the Middle East and North African region, we are thrilled to partner with Array as a pioneer and innovator, uniquely positioned to pave the way in the renewables industry. With our shared commitment to excellence focusing on performance and sustainability, we’re eager to unlock new opportunities, continue driving innovation and contribute to the Saudi and global economic landscape.”
To signify this relationship, both organisations participated in the second Private Sector Forum on February 6 and 7, hosted in Riyadh – the capital of the largest economy in the Middle East – by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The forum featured discussions between top business leaders and policymakers on the private sector’s importance in the Kingdom’s development and opportunities in emerging regions.
Under its Vision 2030 blueprint, the Private Sector Forum is a strategic step in Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification, centered around innovation, technology and sustainable solutions. Saudi Arabia has one of the highest solar irradiations in the world, estimated at approximately 2,200 thermal kWh of solar radiation per square metre. As of 2023, the country has 13 renewable energy projects under development with a collective capacity of over 11 GW. Its solar PV installations are expected to boom from 2023 onward, reaching a peak in 2028 with more than 4 GW of annual installs while the Middle East is poised to add nearly 70 GW of PV capacity through 2030.
According to Minister of Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia aims to add 20 gigawatts of renewable energy annually to reach 130 gigawatts of renewable energy before 2030.
The Private Sector Forum provides a favourable environment for Array to expand its global footprint and establish strategic partnerships, solidifying its position as a driving force in the transition to a cleaner energy matrix. It serves as a catalyst for collaboration and awareness, playing a crucial role in helping promote a more sustainable and renewable future in the Middle East, said a statement.
Engineered to withstand the harshest conditions on the planet, Array’s high-quality solar trackers and sophisticated software maximise energy production, accelerating the adoption of cost-effective and sustainable energy. Founded and headquartered in the US, Array relies on its diversified global supply chain and customer-centric approach to deliver, commission and support solar energy developments around the world, lighting the way to a brighter, smarter future for clean energy.
Founded in 1975, ALUPCO® is headquartered in Dammam, with an additional plant in Jeddah, ensuring unrivaled presence across MENA. With a total capacity exceeding 85,000 MT per year, ALUPCO consistently enhances efficiency by offering a comprehensive range of cutting-edge aluminum products and innovative building solutions to its customers worldwide. Its commitment to excellence is underscored by a focus on performance and sustainability, ensuring that its offerings surpass industry standards. - TradeArabia News Service