Saudi designer cuts ribbon on Dubai solar giant
- 300MW project kinds part of the 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Park
Saudi developer ACWA Power has actually revealed the official inauguration of the 300MW first stage of the 900MW Shuaa Energy 3 PSC, the 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The inauguration of the project marks one more transformative moment in Dubai's ongoing energy shift and energy diversification strategies, and its development strategies.
The 900MW fifth phase was granted to an ACWA Power led consortium at a world record tariff of 1.6953-dollar cent per kWh last year and brings the present production ability of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to 1313MW.
When fully operational, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is anticipated to be the biggest single-site solar park on the planet based upon the Independent Power Producer (IPP) design, with an organized production ability of 5000MW.
Shuaa Energy 3 PSC is the special objective vehicle included for the project, with 60% had by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and the staying 40% split between ACWA Power and Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC).
The launch of the first part of the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai enhances ACWA Power's dedication to supporting Dubai's enthusiastic strategy to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability.
ACWA Power chairman Mohammad Abunayyan stated: "I would like to reveal my sincere gratitude, in support of ACWA Power, to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for both his attendance and this commencement ceremony, in recognition of this special achievement, which was performed in record time-- under 12 months-- regardless of the unfavorable operational effect of the pandemic.
" None of this would have been feasible without the support of our long-term companion, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, led by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, that have actually been vital throughout in the delivery of this project at the greatest security and top quality standards."
Shuaa Energy 3 PSC is expected to power 270,000 domestic units, and counter carbon emissions amounting to 1.18 million Tons each year in Dubai.
The project will use the most recent bifacial photovoltaic or pv solar panels, which records sunlight on both sides of the panel and creates energy with an innovative solar tracking system to enhance generation performance by 20%.
The project will include a modern computerized solar panel cleansing system, with 2662 automated cleaning robots placed around the plant.
The system ensures a cleaning factor of 99.3%, more optimizing the productivity and functional capability of the plant.
The 13MW photovoltaic or pv initial phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park became operational in 2013.
The 200MW solar second phase of the solar park, developed by ACWA Power, was introduced in March 2017.
Work with the 4th phase 950MW, CSP and PV hybrid Noor Energy 1 is underway and on track by an ACWA Power led consortium.
The fifth phase of the solar park is anticipated to be appointed in phases later this year.
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