HUAWEI Digital Power has signed a key contract with Sepco III for The Red Sea Project to provide 400 MW photovoltaic (PV) plus 1300 MWh battery energy storage solution (BESS), which is currently the world’s largest energy storage project.

The contract was announced at the Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai, UAE.

The two parties will cooperate to help Saudi Arabia build a global clean energy and green economy centre, said the company. This 1300 MWh off-grid energy storage project represents a milestone in the global energy storage industry. Its developer is Acwa Power, and the general engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor is Sepco III.

Huawei Digital Power – which has more than 10 years of experience in researching and developing energy storage systems as well as more than 8 GWh energy storage system applications – said it is committed to integrating the digital information technology with PV and energy storage technologies to build a more efficient, stable, and safe smart string energy storage system using the string, intelligent, and modular designs, aiming to help PV become the main energy source and build a green and bright future.