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India, Saudi Arabia Pursue Renewable Energy Projects Via Undersea Cables

According to sources, India and Saudi Arabia are pursuing a cross-country initiative carried by the tide of a new era of energy diplomacy, and the Gujarat coast may soon be linked to the Middle East with deep sea cables, creating a green energy grid.


In order to lay the groundwork for the visit of Saudi Prime Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to India this month, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the Saudi Arabian energy minister was in New Delhi late last month. The undersea cables' project was a part of his agenda in India.


The two countries are investigating the project's business potential. The Abu Dhabi government might also join the ambitious project with the capital cost between $15 billion to $18 billion, according to preliminary industry estimates.


The Arabian Sea separates the Gujarat coast (Mundra Port) from the emirate of Fujairah, a distance of 1,600 kilometres. The cable might possibly travel 1,200 km through Oman, with the deepest point at 3.5 km. According to the souces, three years ago, petroleum and natural gas officials did a feasibility study but the project has only just started to move forward as a result of the Indian government's push for the International Solar Alliance.


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