Shanghai Electric Group has been appointed by ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia, 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 July 28.
The Solar Park project is the largest single-site solar power plant in the Middle East. It comprises both photovoltaic and concentrated solar power technologies and will boast a total capacity of around 5GW once complete.
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. Shanghai Electric Group worked with ACWA Power for bidding the tender of the latest phase of 900MW and finally won.
The global solar power industry is booming in the recent years. Marked by this new phase of partnership, Shanghai Electric Group has cemented its expansion in new energy sector in the Middle East and is expected to expand eventually across the globe.
“ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric are both acknowledged as important participators in the global energy field. 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.