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King Abdulaziz International Airport. Photovoltaic solar farm

ARABIE SAOUDITE Jeddah - Centrale Photovoltaique

THE BACKGROUNDThe design of the photovoltaic solar farm was part of the scope of the King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Project in Jeddah, developed for a capacity of 30 million passengers.

The production of renewable energy on the airport site was linked to the ambitious environmental performance of the project targeted by local authorities, aiming to achieve LEED Certification for the Passenger Terminal Building.

THE PROJECTThe project integrated photovoltaic panels to remote car parking canopies designed for vehicles solar protection. For an installed power of 5.4MW peak and an estimated annual production reaching 9.3GWh, it represented 2.5% of the annual energy consumption of the Passenger Terminal Building of 600,000 sqm.


The services undertaken within the scope of this project are as follows:

  • Assessment of the different technologies available.
  • Specific context study and the constraints of Jeddah.
  • Sizing of the photovoltaic production system.
  • Architectural and structural definition of the canopies.
  • Technical definition of the systems (electric and fluids).
  • Definition of the maintenance operations.
  • Financial estimates.