The Department for International Trade and the Saudi British Joint Business Council are organising a UK trade delegation to Saudi Arabia focusing on the renewable energy sector.
The delegation will be limited to a maximum of 25 individuals. There is no charge for participation, but delegates will be responsible for their own travel to and from Riyadh as well as accommodation. Interested companies should register through the following link.
A detailed programme is being prepared to include meetings with key Saudi government organisations and local companies in Riyadh. The programme will start with a delegation briefing at 0930 on Monday 18 March, and conclude on the afternoon Wednesday 20 March.
Energy constitutes a major building block of Saudi Arabia’s economic reform agenda, developing the renewables sector is a key part of the Saudi government’s Vision 2030 roadmap. They have already set an initial target of generating 9.5 gigawatts of renewable energy and are working towards projects like NEOM to be almost entirely powered by renewable energy.
The scoping mission will include energy generation (utility and small scale), electrical networks, energy storage and management. This is a large, diverse and developing market with multibillion dollar investment programmes planned and in progress (see DIT market report).
This is a potential opportunity for British businesses to establish in-country partnerships, meet key decision-makers and be introduced to the facilities and services that can support companies looking to move into the Kingdom.
For further information on programme and organisation involved in the mission please see the logistics note.
For more information please contact Oliver.