The project forms part of the larger 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
- The 200MW Phase II will become the biggest solar power plant in the Middle East.
- It will produce enough electricity to power 30,000 homes and displace 469,650t of carbon emissions a year.
Barcelona, Spain – 20 April 2017 – A consortium led by ACWA Power and TSK has selected GreenPowerMonitor to provide monitoring solutions to manage the 200MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, the largest renewable energy power plant in the Middle East. GreenPowerMonitor, now part of DNV GL, will deliver GPM PV SCADA, a supervisory control and data acquisition system built for utility-scale facilities.
The consortium consists of ACWA Power, a leading water and power developer, owner and operator based in Saudi Arabia and TSK, a Spanish engineering and construction company who has joined the consortium as technology provider. In 2015 the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) selected the consortium as first rank bidder to develop, construct, own and operate the solar photovoltaic independent power project with a net power capacity of 200 MW (260MWp installed), located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai.
Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL – Energy: “Solar is a huge and rapidly expanding market. Global installed PV capacity is expected to triple over the next five years. By joining forces with GreenPowerMonitor last year, DNV GL is perfectly suited to support the industry in its growth ambitions, by working with many different players to deliver excellence for our solar customers all over the world.”
“This is definitely the most important project in the Middle East and it is a privilege for GreenPowerMonitor to be part of it. We are very honoured” said Juan Carlos Arévalo, CEO of GreenPowerMonitor.
This renewable power project will become the biggest solar power plant in the Middle East and is scheduled to begin operations during 2017. It will produce enough electricity to power 30,000 homes and displace 469,650t of carbon emissions a year. The project forms part of the larger 1GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is expected to be completed by 2030. This is GPM’s first solar project in Dubai and obviously it will become a milestone project for GPM’s history in the Middle East.
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About ACWA Power
ACWA Power is a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of a portfolio of power generation and desalinated water production plants. Based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with presence in 12 countries including in the Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa and South East Asia regions. ACWA Power’s portfolio, with an investment value in excess of USD 26 billion, can generate 16.9 GW of power and produce 2.5 million m3 /day of desalinated water to be delivered on a bulk basis to state utilities and industrial majors on long term off-take contracts under Public-Private-Partnership, Concession and Utility Services Outsourcing models.
ACWA Power, registered and head-quartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is owned by eight Saudi conglomerates, Sanabil Direct Investment Company (owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia), the Saudi Public Pensions Agency and the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). ACWA Power pursues a mission to reliably deliver electricity and desalinated water at the lowest possible cost while seeking to maximize the social and economic development of the communities and countries it invests in and serves. ACWA Power strives to achieve success by adhering to the values of Diversity, Rigor, Ingenuity, Fairness and Integrity in operating its business. Learn more at https://www.acwapower.com
TSK is a global company that specializes in the execution of turn-key projects and the supply of technological solutions for different sectors in industry, providing its own technology, engineering and the capability to manage complex projects. Currently present in several industry sectors such as electrical infrastructures, industrial plants, energy generating power plants (conventional and renewable), water treatment plants or installations for handling and storage of raw materials. Learn more at https://www.grupotsk.com/