Dubai to get AED14.2 million solar power project
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai has just signed off a green project worth a staggering AED14.2 million.
This will be the world's largest single-site concentrated solar power project, and will have the largest solar tower on the planet, standing at 260 metres. The project will generate 700MV of clean energy to the city’s electricity grid.
The sustainable development is considered an integral part of the emirate’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and represents the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Speaking on the eco-friendly initiative, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said: “The implementation of the largest CSP plant in the world demonstrates the UAE’s leadership commitment to the production of clean and renewable energy, and entrenches our place among the most advanced countries in this industry.”
He added: “We will continue to implement projects that serve comprehensive development directions in our state and advances the ambitious goals we have set for the future, which we will start implementing today.”
The project will be commissioned in stages of four and will be developed by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and China’s Shanghai Electric. Work is set to start in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“Awarding this strategic project supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainability, and make Dubai a global centre for clean energy and a green economy,” the CEO of Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.
Before adding: “This vision is supported by the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean energy in Dubai’s total power output to 7 percent by 2020, 25 percent by 2030, and 75 percent by 2050.”