ACWA Power appoints Shanghai Electric as EPC contractor for Dubai solar park

shanghai acwa dunaiACWA Power has appointed Shanghai Electric Group as the engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) contractor to deliver the fifth phase project of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai with capacity of 900MW 

Zheng Jianhua, chairman of Shanghai Electric Group, and Muhammed Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power, signed a cooperative agreement at an online signing ceremony on 28 July.

The solar park project is the largest single-site solar power plant in the Middle East. It comprises the photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies and is set to boast a total capacity of around 5GW once completed.

The two groups have been 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 solar park. 

“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 at the ceremony.

According to Abunayyan, “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.” 

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park aims to be a major 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.

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