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Shanghai Electric awarded contract for 5th phase of Dubai solar park

Shanghai Electric awarded contract for 5th phase of Dubai solar park

The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power plant in the Middle East

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has appointed Shanghai Electric as the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to deliver the 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai.

The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power plant in the Middle East, comprising of both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies, and will offer a total capacity of around 5GW once complete.

The two groups have cooperated with each other in the 700MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project and the 250MW PV solar power project, which are the fourth phase of the park.

“ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric are both acknowledged as important participators in the global energy field. The contract signing of 900MW Solar Park project is another milestone along the journey of the pair’s cooperation. I hope the upcoming plant will be another benchmark in the region as well as worldwide,” said Zheng Jianhua, chairman of Shanghai Electric Group.

“As we move swiftly forward with implementation, the signing of the EPC contract between ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric for the fifth phase of the Solar Park project represents a crucial milestone of the cooperation between the two companies,” said Muhammed Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will be a key pillar in fulfilling Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean energy in Dubai’s total power output to 75 per cent by 2050.

Clean energy now accounts for around 9 per cent of Dubai’s total output, which exceeds the targets set out in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.

Read: Clean energy now accounts for 9% of Dubai’s total output

That strategy aimed for 7 per cent of Dubai’s total power output to stem from clean energy sources by 2020 and 75 per cent by 2050.

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