QatarEnergy and Qatar Foundation sign memorandums of understanding for cooperation in the field of solar energy

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The MoU signed by Mohammed Yousef Al Harami, CEO of Siraj Energy, and Ghanim Hassan Al-Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer, Qatar Foundation.

Doha: Siraj Energy (a JV between QatarEnergy (51%) and QEWC (49%)) has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Foundation and WOQOD regarding cooperation in photovoltaic energy and system applications (PV).

HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice President and CEO of Qatar Foundation, and HE Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy attended the event. signature, held at the Qatar Foundation.

The first MoU, signed between Siraj Energy and the Qatar Foundation, reflects a shared commitment to sustainability and the development and implementation of strategies that help shape a sustainable future for Qatar. It will enable Siraj Energy to study and evaluate the installation and use of photovoltaic systems to power Sidra Medicine, the Qatar Foundation Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Medical Research Centre.

The study and evaluation will include the determination of the most efficient capacity to wire to existing systems taking into account the optimization of available areas, durability and efficiency. Siraj Energy aims to complete the study and assessment by the end of the second quarter of 2022. It was signed by Mohammed Yousef Al Harami, CEO of Siraj Energy, and Ghanim Hassan Al-Ibrahim, Chief Operating Officer, Qatar Foundation .

Siraj Energy and WOQOD have signed the second Memorandum of Understanding, which facilitates Siraj Energy’s investment in the installation of photovoltaic systems at WOQOD stations (Rawdat Egdaim [347 kWp], and golf course [339 KWp] using available spaces and helping to achieve efficiency and sustainability requirements. Siraj Energy will finance, design, build, procure, test/commission, operate and maintain the systems. Siraj Energy and WOQOD aim to complete the projects during the second quarter of 2022. The MoU was signed by Mohammed Yousef Al Harami, CEO of Siraj Energy, and Saad Rashid Al Muhannadi, CEO of WOQOD.

The new stations are expected to start operating in the middle of the third quarter of 2022, just before the inauguration of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in the fourth quarter of the same year.

The two WOQOD stations will be the first to have special units to charge electric cars since they will have an average of 10 units in each of them. They will use the highest technical standards to ensure fast vehicle charging.

Siraj Energy was established in 2017 for the development, financing, engineering, construction, procurement, testing/commissioning, operation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems and the sale of power plant production photovoltaic. Siraj Energy strives to gain experience and knowledge on photovoltaic technologies and applications. It is currently developing the 800 MWp Al Kharsaah photovoltaic power plant which is located in the village of Al Kharsaah on an area of ​​more than 10 km2.

The project is Qatar’s initiative for reducing carbon emissions and diversifying power generation. The project will be completed before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in order to supply the event with electricity. Siraj Energy will continue its cooperation and coordination with WOQOD to develop other photovoltaic systems in future WOQOD stations.

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