DUBAI: A partnership between Strukton and Wagner Solar has been awarded a $3.8 million contract (SR14.25 million) to install almost 4,300 solar panels on a Riyadh Metro depot serving the rail system’s lines 4 and 6.
The solar panels are expected to produce 2,452 megawatt hours per year, according to the contract provider Samsung C&T, which is undertaking the mechanical, electrical and plumbing works of Riyadh Metro’s line 4.
Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious track to utilize renewable energy to power the more than 80 stations along the six rail lines spanning more than 176 kilometers.
Riyadh Metro is the currently the largest metro project in the world costing about $22.5 billion to build.
The automatic and driverless metro system has been programmed to start operations by 2019. More