ABB powers Red Sea tourism project with smart energy technology

ABB powers Red Sea tourism project with smart energy technology

  • Saudia Arabia’s ambitious Red Sea Project will use ABB’s power technology to meet its sustainability objectives
  • Extending over 28,000 square kilometres, the luxury destination will run on 100 per cent renewable power when it opens in 2030
  • ABB Ability™ Energy and Asset Manager will offer realtime data insights to minimize energy costs and maximize performance

ABB has been appointed to ‘power’ the Red Sea Project, Saudi Arabia’s biggest sustainable tourism scheme owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF). Spanning 28,000 square kilometers, the project is one of the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism projects and will bring together the natural world with first class personalized accommodation, across an archipelago of more than 90 islands.

To protect the area’s outstanding natural beauty, the Red Sea Project is committed to environmental sustainability. This includes the regulation of fisheries, removal of invasive species, the creation of conservation zones and the expansion of green and blue habitats to encourage regeneration and carbon sequestration, as well as sympathetic and innovative construction methods.

ABB has started work with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to supply power systems and digital solutions that will enable the resort to run on 100 percent renewable energy when it opens to the public in 2030. The installation includes 10 System pro E power Low Voltage synchronization panels, rated 2500 up to 6300 Amps, which will generate 36MW power out of the 69 generators that will be installed at the Red Sea site. 

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 percent on operating expenses.

“With its outstanding performance, modularity and compact design, ABB’s System Pro-E power 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.”


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