RIYADH: Saudi state miner Ma’aden has signed an initial agreement with US-based GlassPoint to build the world’s largest solar-powered steam plant at the former’s Alumina refinery.
The facility to be developed will help the miner reduce carbon emissions by over 600,000 tons annually, representing a 50 percent reduction at the refinery, according to a statement.
“This significant development will dramatically reduce our carbon footprint and bring us closer to our mandate of carbon neutrality by 2050,” CEO of Ma’aden, Rebort Wilt stated.
“As the world moves towards green aluminum, Maaden intends to help lead the way in this transition,” he added.
Rod MacGregor, CEO of GlassPoint, said, " This facility when built will be the largest industrial solar steam plant in the world and the first deployed in both Saudi Arabia and in the aluminum supply chain."