ALEC Energy has signed a contract for the provision of a 6.5 MWp private solar power plant with Emaar Development for the Dubai Hills Mall project which is currently under construction. ALEC Energy is the renewable energy business unit of ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC.
Artist's rendering courtesy of ALEC Engineering
Dubai Hills Mall, is the latest addition to Dubai Hills Estate, and will feature 2 million square feet of leasable space spread out over ground and first floor levels.
Dubai Hills Mall will also feature four major family entertainment and leisure centers. There will be a 20-screen cineplex, an outdoor concert area, a 65,000 square-food hypermarket and parking spaces for more than 7,000 vehicles. The Dubai Metro will be accessible via a direct link.
Located at the junction of Al Khail Road and Umm Suqeim Road the solar power facility will include 24,000 solar panels on the mall roof and is expected to produce 10,500,000 kwh/units of electrical energy in a year. The result means an offset of 4,620,000 kg of CO2 every year.
ALEC Energy will carry out all of the system design, local approvals and construction and the plant will be constructed and commissioned in line with the construction program and be ready to operate in time for the mall opening, which is expected in 2019.
ALEC Energy General Manager, James Stewart said, ‘We are very excited to collaborate with Emaar Development on this exciting solar project.”
This contract is in line with the Shams Dubai program and is regulated by DEWA. ALEC Energy is the renewable energy business unit of the multi award winning Construction Company ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC.