K.A.CARE Master Plan - Energy and Power Infrastructure
Client: King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
Location: KSA - Riyadh
Services: Technical Management / Energy/ Power Infrastructure
Status: Completed - 2013
The project aims at the creation of a new flagship city in Saudi Arabia in the vicinity of Riyadh. The land allocated for this new city covers an area in excess of 6,000 hectares. The master plan is expected to include a mixed-use of institutional, research facilities, commercial, recreational and housing activities, and infrastructure systems.
The vision of the city is to make the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia among global leaders in the atomic and renewable energy value chain, a main source of related knowledge, and a pioneer in the propagation of sustainability principles and the adoption of an optimum energy mix throughout the Kingdom, in a commercially driven manner with quantifiable benefits for citizens’ welfare, businesses and resources.
Scope: -Developing a model city that exemplifies the Kingdom’s vision in its transition from an oil-based to a knowledge-based and a diversified energy-sustainable economy.
-Developing a vibrant city that fosters innovation and pioneers scientific research that aims at harnessing and exploiting the abundant natural resources and renewable energies including solar and wind in line with the national energy strategy of the KSA.
-Creating physical infrastructure that supports the full cycle of the value chain in the energy field and the development of intellectual property through building the scientific infrastructure which enables local industrial synergies.
-Identifying the optimal energy mix that best serves K.A.CARE’s vision as a Net Energy Positive city in terms of energy production and consumption while developing and reviewing business cases to appraise the cost-effectiveness of the proposed renewable technologies.
-Developing a flexible power infrastructure capable of performing Smart Grid functions to minimize the energy import from the utility grid and export the city’s energy surplus.