ACWA Power wins KSA’s first utility scale renewable energy project

Mohammad Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power.
Updated 07 February 2018
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ACWA Power wins KSA’s first utility scale renewable energy project

ACWA Power, a leading Saudi company specializing in developing, constructing and operating power generation and desalination water plants, has won the Skaka IPP PV solar project, the first utility scale renewable energy plant in Saudi Arabia.
This plant is the first of what will be a series of procurement within the ambitious Saudi national renewables program aiming to produce 9.5 GW of renewable energy by 2023 in the first phase. The 25-year power purchase contract was awarded to ACWA Power at a new world-record tariff of 8.781 halala/kWh (2.3417 cents/kWh).
Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power, said: “We are proud to have set yet another world-record tariff for PV power, now at home and are humbled to be entrusted with the first utility scale renewable energy plant to be developed in the Kingdom, which will be the foundation of the visionary ambitious national program that seeks to maximize the utilization of renewable energy sources, as defined by the National Transformation Program 2020 and the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.”
“This new project allows ACWA Power to bring to the Kingdom our considerable expertise and capabilities to ensure the delivery of this first renewable energy project at the highest global standards of quality and efficiency,” Abunayyan added.
Paddy Padmanathan, president and CEO of ACWA Power, said: “We are very excited to have won this project. Such a rigorous transparent process at a new world-record tariff will set the foundation for a robust and competitive market for renewable energy in the Kingdom, thus enabling Saudi Arabia to take advantage of all intrinsic valuable ingredients available to become a global hub for research, development, manufacture and investment in the rapidly transforming energy sector.”


New Hyundai Santa Fe cares for its passengers

Updated 23 September 2018
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New Hyundai Santa Fe cares for its passengers

Hyundai is aiming to set a new benchmark in the SUV market with the launch of the new fourth-generation Santa Fe by offering customers modern design, innovative technology, and the latest safety features.

According to the carmaker, since the launch of its first generation in 2000, the Santa Fe has firmly established itself as a customer favorite, and an icon for the Hyundai brand. 

The design of the fourth-generation Santa Fe connects with Hyundai’s new SUV family look. It displays a modern appearance complemented by the Composite Light, a design comprising slim LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) positioned on top of the LED headlights, and the signature Cascading Grille. The exterior design is characterized by a powerful wide stance and an athletic, bold look.

A dynamic side view is enhanced by a sleek roof line, creating the impression of stability. The full-length character line running from the headlights to the taillights forms a fluid design and again adds stability and elegance. The rear creates a confident stance with a striking bumper design and unique tail lights. The upper rear lamp is comprised of LEDs, and indicator, reversing light and fog lights are integrated in the rear bumper.

The Santa Fe has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture, integrating high-technology components into what almost feels like a dual cockpit layout. For optimized visibility, the floating-type touchscreen is set high. A full head-up display (HUD) projects essential driving information on the windshield, allowing faster recognition while keeping the driver’s attention on the road ahead. 

The HUD supports driving safety by displaying information such as speed, navigation commands and fuel level, as well as alerts from active safety and driving assistance features.

Drivers and front passengers will enjoy the support of the electric extendable seat cushions, offering ten different positions. In the second row, legroom is increased by 38 mm and the seat is 18 mm higher. 

The visibility to the rear is improved by the larger rear quarter glass (plus 41 percent) and higher second- and third-row openness.

“The fourth generation Santa Fe sets a new standard for design and passenger comfort, offering appealing looks and a wide range of convenience features, all optimized to be simple and intuitive to use,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s head of operations for Africa and the Middle East. 

“It takes those elements that have made previous generations so popular with customers, and enhances them to create the most advanced, and most spacious Santa Fe yet.” 

He added: “The Hyundai Santa Fe sets the safety of you and your family as its highest priority. Our latest innovations care for passengers even when the car is stopped — such as the Rear Occupant Alert, which warns drivers that they may be leaving a child unattended in one of the rear seats, and Safety Exit Assist, which is designed to prevent children stepping out of the vehicle into the path of passing traffic.”