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The MENA region’s growing solar project pipeline has opened up opportunities for companies such as WFES exhibitor Al-Babtain Metalogalva Solar, a joint venture established in 2017 between Saudi Arabia’s Al-Babtain Power & Telecom and Portugal’s Metalogalva Irmãos Silvas
A specialist in the design and manufacture of PV steel structural components, it is a key player in the regional solar PV industry, delivering PV solar ground mount steel structures and steel components for single axis trackers.
Afsar Ahmed A Sattar, sales and project manager, Al Babtain Metalogalva Solar says the Dammam factory’s manufacturing capacity is complemented by a 48,000 MT capacity galvanising facility.
“We started with Saudi projects, but have now supplied to projects in Australia, Jordan and the USA. Our intention is global expansion.”
Today, Al‐Babtain is a key player in the renewable energy sector, particularly CSP and PV solar support steel structure components. Following the launch of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative which laid out requirements for local content (ICV), Sattar’s business outlook is bright.
“In any PV solar project, the local content can be achieved through the manufacture of steel components. We are now equipped to meet the demand for local suppliers from all projects that come through Saudi Arabia.”