Huawei signs PV power cooperation deal with Turkey's steelmaking giant
Published: Mar 14, 2022 05:31 PM
Huawei Photo: CFP

Huawei Photo: CFP

China's tech giant Huawei is working with Turkey's steelmaker Tosyali Holding to provide a smart solution for the Turkish company's newly developed distributed photovoltaic (PV) project, as Huawei continues its business transformation under the US government sanctions. 

Huawei smart PV reported on Monday through its WeChat account that the project, with an installed capacity of 140 megawatts, covers an area of 632,000 square meters and is located on the roof of a steel factory in Osmaniye, a city in southeastern Turkey. 

After completion, the project is expected to generate 250 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, equivalent to 23 percent of the country's total self-powered solar energy, which can meet the annual electricity consumption of 84 million people in Turkey. Meanwhile, it will reduce more than 116.5 million kilograms of carbon emissions per year.

Fuat Tosyali, chairman of the board of Tosyali Holding, said the company's rooftop PV project, as one of the world's largest projects in the field, has used globally-leading technology, aiming to realize clean steel production.

The Turkey company has been striving to reduce the use of fossil fuels and this project will be an important milestone toward its target of zero carbon, he said.

Tosyali Holding is one of the leading green steel producers in the country, with all its companies focusing on sustainable development across all business scenarios. Over the past two to three years, the company has implemented more than 100 sustainability-focused R&D projects, most of which are world firsts and have their own intellectual and industrial rights, with which Tosyali Holding has reduced its carbon emissions by 30 percent.

Li Jing, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Turkey Co, said that the firm strives to promote the country's green transformation, contributing to its zero carbon emission target. "We are confident to create more value for Turkey by joining hands with the country's business giants like Tosyali Holding," Li added.

Under the unreasonable US sanctions, Huawei's business revenue in 2021 dropped 28.9 percent year-on-year to reach 634 billion yuan ($100.48 billion), the first decline in many years. In this context, the company has been seeking to transform and expand into new businesses. 

On October 29, 2021, Huawei formed five new groups, covering coal mining, smart transportation, customs and ports, smart PV products and data center energy. In early March, the AITO M5, the first electric vehicle installed with Huawei's HarmonyOS and made by Chinese carmaker SERES, started retail delivery to buyers. 

The company's founder Ren Zhengfei has also announced to focus on the development of 10 new business lines. Compared to the previous five groups, the 10 sectors cover a wider range of industries, including interactive media, sports health and airport runways, media reports said.

Global Times