Saudi Red Sea Project secures supply of MAN biofuel generators

18V51/60 motor. Credit: MAN Energy Solutions

MAN Energy Solutions will supply 25 biofuel-optimized generator sets with a total generating capacity of 112 MW to the Red Sea project in Saudi Arabia.

the Red Sea Project is a sustainable tourism project planned for Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Coast and will include 50 resorts spread across 22 islands and inland locations, as well as an international airport.

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The project will be powered by solar power and battery storage backed by MAN generator sets at six sites.

MAN Energy Solutions will supply four MAN 18V51/60, 19 × MAN 9L21/31S and 2 × MAN 6L21/31S generator sets, optimized for use with biofuel B100.

“An environmentally friendly energy supply must also be safe and reliable. Even if solar energy is not available, the power supply can still be completely climate neutral thanks to our motors which ensure a safe backup,” said Ghassan Saab, Head of Power Plants, MEA Region at MAN Energy. Solutions.

Mer Rouge Project, image courtesy of MAN Energy Solutions

“The six plants will provide very flexible load support with no additional impact on the climate. With this configuration, the station can provide its customers with sustainable leisure with a guilt-free conscience while guaranteeing power supply,” Saab added.

The project will use sustainable infrastructure and operate independently of the national grid. This strategy is in line with the government’s Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to promote economic diversification, private sector development and improved opportunities and quality of life for Saudis.

The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.