PVH exceeds 100k accident-free hours at Sudair, one of the largest solar plants in Saudi Arabia


PVH. 100k safe man hours at Sudair

PVH holds the well-being of its employees as one of its basic principles, and therefore applies strict safety controls and prevention policies that maintain a safe working environment. This commitment has paid off, and the company now celebrates having achieved more than 100k continuous man-hours without incidents in the construction and development of Sudair, one of the world’s largest photovoltaic plants.

“This important safety milestone is a merit that we recognise to all our employees. PVH is committed to follow good practices in order to create a safer, healthier and therefore happier workplace. This way, we can all develop within the company and grow with the projects” said Youssef Al-Sayed, PVH Middle East Managing Director. The company would also like to thank Larsen & Toubro as construction partners and the project’s end customer, ACWA Power, for their cooperation.

Example of performance

Sudair is about to become one of the world’s largest contracted solar photovoltaic power plants, and the largest of its kind in Saudi Arabia. With an installed capacity of around 1,500 MW, it is the first project under the Saudi Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) renewable energy programme. The project has recorded the second lowest cost of solar photovoltaic electricity production in the world thanks to the energy yield optimisation systems, such as the trackers or the PVH control and monitoring system.

Social commitment

Solar energy is the best and cheapest way to guarantee access to constant energy, thus creating a cleaner and more sustainable future. But PVH’s commitment goes beyond structures and trackers. The company develops initiatives to improve conditions in the local communities where it works. The majority of the 74 employees working in Saudi Arabia are local staff, and it counts with a group of installation technicians from the International Solar Training Institute trained thanks to the training collaboration programme with PVH.

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