Gulf Specialized Works – Grid-tied Solar System for Steel Production Rooftop

January 12, 2021

FREE energy and Zamil Operations & Maintenance were commissioned to install a 500 kWp grid-connected roof-mounted photovoltaic system to offset the electricity consumption of Gulf Specialized Works, , a world-class manufacturer founded in 1994 and located in Jubail, KSA.

Supplying industry in Saudi Arabia and the region for the last decade, the company is now known as a global supplier. GSW grew to an established manufacturer and business partner for both EPC contractors and end-users alike – successfully delivering projects to virtually every manufacturing segment for the oil and gas industry locally and regionally. The company divisions comprise of Skids, Weld Overlay and Cladding, Structural Steel, Storage Tanks, and Process Equipment, and offers a wide range of specialized products and services.

The system installation, on top of the facility rooftop in Jubail, kicked off in the second half of 2020. The system is expected to be completed and fully commissioned in mid-2021. The PV panels will be utilizing the irradiation from the sunlight to feed the electrical load through the on-grid inverters.

The full rooftop was made into use, where it is completely shade-free and allows the full utilization of the sun irradiation with minimal losses having to endure.

FREE energy and Zamil Operations & Maintenance are happy to have been providing their services to Gulf Specialized Works (GSW) and to contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of such a successful and esteemed establishment in the Gulf Region. Given the high electrical loads of the facilities in the industrial sector, FREE energy will continue to explore and provide its exceptional services to similar facilities in the industrial sector to maximize the impact on the carbon footprint and reduce the running costs of the facilities as much as possible.

Mazen El Masri