Chinese tech giant Huawei Digital Power has signed a contract with Chinese company SEPCOIII, a construction and engineering company and power plant operator, for a 400 MW and 1300 MWh photovoltaic energy storage project in Arabia Arabia.

Developed by ACWA Power, with SEPCOIII serving as the general contractor and management of EPC services, the Red Sea Project has been listed as a key project in the country’s Saudi Vision 2030 initiative which includes the development of the Red Sea and the Neom smart city project, located on the Red Sea coast in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

Neom is to be powered entirely by renewable energy and is seen as a key development in the country’s efforts to diversify its economy, reduce its dependence on oil, and expand tourism.

“This 1,300 MWh off-grid energy storage project is the largest of its kind in the world and represents a milestone in the global energy storage industry,” Huawei said in a statement.

Huawei and SEPCOIII representatives signed the deal on Friday at the recent 2021 World Digital Energy Summit in Dubai.

Huawei, which currently operates 8 GWh of energy storage system applications, says it is integrating digital information technology with photovoltaic and energy storage technologies to build a chain energy storage system intelligent more efficient, stable and secure using intelligent and modular designs.

Talk to pv magazine in June, Huawei Smart PV chairman Chen Guoguang said the digitization and intellectualization of the energy system were key elements in building renewable energy systems. The company launched its All-Scene FusionSolar + Storage solution at this year’s SNEC exhibition.

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