17 Jun 2021

Shanghai Electric Makes Progress At Dubai CSP Project

17 Jun 2021  by   

Shanghai Electric has made significant progress in its Concentrated Solar Power project in Dubai.

The company recently announced that the first molten salt tank hydro test for the Parabolic Trough Plant-II (PT2) of the fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was carried out in May, the positive results of which laid a crucial foundation for the next phase of the molten salt system commission.

The test was followed by finalized molten salt pipeline installation inside the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower, marking another key milestone in construction progress.

The fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site CSP project in the world, which uses world-leading hybrid solar energy technologies to generate 950MW of clean energy, including a 100 MW CSP tower plant, three 200 MW parabolic trough CSP plants and 250 MW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity.

In 2018, Shanghai Electric was appointed as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for the fourth phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai after signing the agreement with DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) and ACWA Power to undertake both the 700 MW CSP and 250 MW PV projects.

The project is a significant milestone of Shanghai Electric in participating in renewable energy utility construction in the Middle East and its shift of focus from coal-fired energy to renewables.

In 2021, Shanghai Electric ranks 17th in the list of top 100 international contractors, 5th in the field of electric power engineering, according to the latest evaluation released by the China International Contractors Association.

In addition, the Company has also been granted "A-level international contractor", the highest rating, by the association.

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