Abengoa, headquartered in Seville, Spain, has been selected by Shanghai Electric Group Co. Ltd., as the technological partner in the construction of the world’s largest solar complex in Dubai. The value of the contract is in the range of $650 million.
This project is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park -the world’s largest solar complex property of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) with this specific phase developed by DEWA in cooperation with ACWA Power. Construction has consisted of four phases so far. While the first three phases apply photovoltaic technology, the fourth one consists of a 100 MW central tower CSP technology and three plants of 200 MW parabolic trough CSP technology each. Abengoa will participate as the provider of CSP technology and constructing the solar field of these last three plants of CSP parabolic trough.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is a key factor in transforming this country into an international hub for clean energy and a sustainable economy. This is the second CSP solar project Abengoa has undertaken in the Arab Emirates.