Remote procedure for 900 MW 5th phase of Dubai solar field

Jul 29, 2020 09:28 AM ET
  • Saudi developer ACWA Power has revealed One Belt, One Road Chinese framework partner Shanghai Electric will use design, procurement as well as building and construction services on the next stage of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar area in Dubai.
Remote procedure for 900 MW 5th phase of Dubai solar field
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Saudi energy company ACWA Power has actually revealed the 900 MW 5th phase of the gargantuan Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park being built in Dubai will have no on-site personnel during operation.

Announcing One Belt, One Road Chinese partner Shanghai Electric as the design, purchase and also building (EPC) providers for the $564 million stage of the solar project, ACWA yesterday claimed the PV center will be the "first utility scale solar PV power plant to operate from another location, with no manpower on website."

The Saudi programmer claimed Chinese power firm Shanghai Electric-- which it was reported in April last year had actually strengthened its collaboration with ACWA in China's One Belt, One Road transcontinental framework program-- will create the 900 MW fifth stage of the park in three 300 MW phases, each needing a year to finish. The developer did not introduce, nevertheless, when the EPC is because of begin the initial of those phases. pv magazine has approached the PR company which issued the press release in a proposal to restrain the timeline.

Power price

Tendering authority the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority in April signed a power purchase contract for the 5th phase of the solar field after ACWA agreed to approve a then-world record low toll of $0.016953/ kWh for the electrical energy produced. By the time the arrangement had been authorized, that mark had already been undercut by the $0.0135 offered by French energy firm EDF as well as Chinese designer Jinko Power for the 1.5 GW Al Dhafra solar job in Abu Dhabi.

The very first stage of the Mohammed container Rashid Al Maktoum solar park was a 13 MW center, the second phase included a more 200 MW, phase three is readied to strike another 800 MW and also the 700 MW focusing solar power system prepared as phase 4 has now been supplemented by an added 250 MW of prepared PV capacity, ensuring stage 5 is readied to see the task get to more than 2.8 GW of solar generation capacity.

In a news release provided to introduce the honor of the EPC agreement, Shanghai Electric chairman Zheng Jianhua claimed: "ACWA Power as well as Shanghai Electric are both recognized as crucial participators in the worldwide energy field. The authorized, 900 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power-- Independent Power Project Phase V ... would be an additional landmark in the reciprocal participating track. I hope the upcoming 900 MW Photovoltaic Solar Power-- Independent Power Project Phase V would certainly be another standard in the region as well as worldwide, and also a flagship in the One Belt, One Road [initiative]".

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