The Emirates Water and Electrical energy Firm (EWEC) has obtained bids for its 2 GW photo voltaic PV Unbiased Energy Producer (IPP) undertaking, to be positioned within the Al Dafra area in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The undertaking tender included the financing, building, operation and upkeep of the photo voltaic plant, together with set up of photo voltaic PV modules, inverters, connection to the transmission community and related amenities.
The undertaking will cowl an space of 20 sq. km and would be the world’s largest photo voltaic PV IPP undertaking, as soon as accomplished. It may possibly energy as much as 110,000 households throughout the UAE, and can carry Abu Dhabi’s solar energy capability to round 3.2 GW. That is anticipated to cut back Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by greater than 1.6 million metric tons per 12 months – the identical as eradicating round 330,000 automobiles from the street.
Othman Al Ali, chief govt officer of EWEC, stated: “We’re delighted to have obtained optimistic responses from such internationally recognised entities, demonstrating the utmost confidence in Abu Dhabi’s aggressive financial system.”
“This 12 months, EWEC has already delivered the world’s present largest single-site photo voltaic PV undertaking, Noor Abu Dhabi, on time and on finances. We proceed to ship on our bold sustainable era program, and this new plant is integral to our strategic plan to ship on the clear power combine outlined by the UAE Vitality Technique 2050.”
In keeping with the utilities firm, as a part of the tendering course of issued in July 2019, an non-compulsory bid for vital battery storage was allowed and has resulted in substantial market curiosity. This added choice offered a chance to construct on the prevailing 108 MW battery capability that may final for as much as six hours, already operational in Abu Dhabi’s present electrical energy storage system, it added.
EWEC obtained 48 expressions of curiosity from potential bidders for the plant earlier this 12 months, a testomony of the belief that worldwide traders have in Abu Dhabi. Out of those expressions of curiosity, 24 certified to bid for the undertaking after submitting Statements of Qualification.
EWEC stated that its group will now begin the detailed technical analysis adopted by the industrial analysis course of to pick out one of the best proposal, with the award anticipated to be introduced by Q1, 2020.
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