In the times when the world is facing huge energy consumption that is leading to enormous energy costs for offshore facilities, resorts, hotels, cities and shopping malls, POWERGLOBE QATAR (AL FAISAL) targets to reduce significantly the cost of energy of Banana Island in Doha (operated by Anantara), including electricity, water, marine fuels, energy operation and maintenance costs.
Banana Island is not currently connected with the national electricity grid of Kahramaa. The solution of a marine-cable has been discussed and it will be constructed by July 2020. POWERGLOBE QATAR (AL FAISAL) is doing the study of the cable installation and it will propose cable connection either from the airport (3.5 miles distance) or cornice (6.0 miles distance), depends on the grid power station availability. Banana Island was owned by Katara Hospitality by 2017, and today by AL RAYYAN Management Company.
Nowadays, Energy Optimization became a new mandatory field for any facility looking for efficient and sustainable growth, and POWERGLOBE QATAR with its executive team has developed extraordinary strategy for its implementation. Offshore islands in Qatar dependent on imported energy, either in electrical or fossil fuel form, are facing increasing economic pressures due to rising energy and transport costs. Many offshore islands have significant wind and ocean energy resources which, if harvested, should reduce costs and dependencies, yield inward investment and create major business opportunities. In fact in recent years there have been an increasing number of examples of small island communities aiming for energy independence through the development of local renewable potentials and mix integrated energy solutions. Many of them are connected with the land electricity grid (if possible) using submarine solution.
POWERGLOBE QATAR (AL FAISAL) activates its technology for energy offshore solutions for large-scale energy integrated projects, including connecting islands with the electricity grid, offshore energy transportation, offshore wind-power production, development-construction-transportation-installation- inspection-repair-maintenance of offshore and onshore energy production facilities.
Sources: Global Energy News, QGN, Gulf Times, Gulf Agencies News, Global Electricity News, GCN