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MESIA Solar Energy Trade Mission

November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

08:00 AM
03:00 PM
Start Date:
Nov 26, 2019
End Date:
Nov 28, 2019
Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers Olaya Junction of King Fahad and King Abdullah Road Riyadh 11623, Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to install 58.7 Gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030. Of this, 40GWAC will come from solar photovoltaic, 2.7GW from concentrated solar power and 16GW of wind. This summer, KSA (REPDO) invited 60 prequalified companies to submit bids for six solar energy schemes that have a combined capacity of 1.5GW. Another six projects, will be tenderedby the end of the year.

MESIA has been returning to KSA for the third time to organize a three day Solar trade mission.

The first day was dedicated to power generation, with a strong focus on local content requirements, industrialization and new investments laws and incentives.

The second day focused on private sector and  Local Content for both services (sub-contractor, KSA and international) and manufacturers (KSA and international). MESIA also organized a platform for everyone to network with KSA and international entities.

Finally on the third day and, in line with its knowledge sharing mission, MESIA organized technical workshops specially tailored for Saudi youth talents. Technical workshops will address energy prediction on site (rooftop and utility scale), financial modelling, EPC 1o1 solar projects (rooftop and utility scale), and O&M.

Please find below all the presentations that can be downloaded. The pictures can be found here.



“An update on the Solar program in KSA” by Dr. Raed Bkayrat, President, CEBC

Developing Renewable Energy Supply Chain in the Kingdom by Anas Almathami, Manager Local Content Development, ACWA Power

“How a KSA-Based technology company NOMADD is creating a local industry by Jos Van Der Heyden, CEO, Nomadd

“The transition of the energy sector to maximize value in KSA” by Quentin des Cressonnières, Head of Asset Management – Kuwait & Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ENGIE



 “SAKAKA Case Study, the developer perspective” by Yahya Alkhoshi, CEO of Sakaka Project, ACWA Power

“SAKAKA Case Study, the EPC perspective” by Venkata Ram, Head Utility Solar, Mahindra Susten

“SAKAKA Case Study, the subcontractor perspective” by Adel Alnagar , Head of Solar Department, Arabian Qudra & Ivan Birov, Managing Director, SolarProConstruction

“SAKAKA Case Study, the subcontractor perspective” by Mohammed Nazeer Ismail, Business Develeopment Manager, Morsalah International Company (MIC)

“SAKAKA Case Study, the OEM perspective” by Faris AbuYaghi, Sales Director, Huawei Smart PV Business Middle East and North Africa

“SAKAKA Case Study, the OEM perspective” by Asfar Ahmed Sattar, Business Development Manager, Al Babtain

“New era of ultra-high efficiency modules to deliver lowest LCOE”  by Mohamed Saady Dweik, Technical Services Manager MEA, Jinkosolar

Technology innovation and best practices in risk mitigation” by Rahul Khatri, Technical Manager, India and the Middle East, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions



Opening – Solar Training and Development Program for Fresh Saudi Graduates by Fawaz Alghamdi, Executive Director, HIWPT – Higher Institute for Water and Power

WORKHOP 1: The energy prediction on site: Rooftop and utility scale

Ankit Tanwar, Business Development – Customer Solutions & Energy Services, ENGIE

Mohamed Saady Dweik, Technical Services Manager – MEA, Jinkosolar


WORKHOP 2: How to build a compliant financial model

Akash Nair, Acquisition and project finance, ACWA Power

Yvon Mompeyssin, Strategic growth, ENGIE


WORKHOP 3: EPC 1o1 solar projects with 2 components: Rooftop and utility scale

Adel Alnagar, Head of Solar Department, Arabian Qudra

Mr. Rajish Varghese, Head – Solar Business Development, Middle East, Sterling & Wilson



Ahmed Al-shaikh, PV Solar Plant Manager SAKAKA, NOMAC

Rob McNabb, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland COMING SOON


WORKHOP 5: The legal aspect. From setting up a license in KSA to legal perspective during implementation of the project: Managing the contract and legal risks COMING SOON

Nesreen Osman, Partner, Pinsent Masons

Nasser Bari, Junior Associate, Alsabhan & Alajaji Law Firm


November 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am
November 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
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