Masdar, EDF to establish 8.2-MW solar plant on SeaWorld Abu Dhabi's roofs
- A joint venture of renewables developer Masdar as well as French utility EDF (EPA: EDF) will install an 8.2-MW solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) plant on the roofs of the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi theme park which is currently unfinished on one of UAE's most popular islands.
Emerge, created by the 2 power majors to work with solar projects in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, has actually been acquired to design, construct, operate and preserve roof solar systems at the marine-life mega-development on Yas Island.
The solar developer will certainly implement the project on behalf of Abu Dhabi-based Miral which is developing the theme park.
"This project demonstrates Abu Dhabi's commitment to locating ingenious ways of attaining its tidy power goals and also raising renewable energy usage," claimed Masdar's chief executive Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), roof solar can supply around 6% of UAE's overall power generation by 2030.
When complete in 2022, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is set to be home to the globe's biggest marine-life aquarium, housing more than 68,000 marine pets, consisting of sharks, schools of fish, manta rays and also sea turtles. Adjacent to the aquarium and theme park, a research study and also rescue centre is being developed to act as a sophisticated expertise hub for native Gulf as well as marine life ecosystems.