Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Friday, March 13 2020 - 13:23
Shanghai Electric Resumes Major International Projects, Empowered by "Desert Roses"
SHANGHAI, March 13, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Shanghai Electric Group ("Shanghai Electric" or "the Company"),  the world's 
leading manufacturer and supplier of power generation and industrial equipment, 
one-stop energy solution provider,  has resumed construction at majority of its 
International projects including the 700 MW CSP + 250MW PV Hybrid Project in 
Dubai, the Pancevo Gas Turbine Combine Cycle Power Plant in Southeastern 
Europe, and Sylhet 225MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant Project in 

As the world's most comprehensive single-site CSP project, its core building 
solar collector tower that has just completed topping-out in January 2020, 
Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250MW PV Hybrid project concentrated solar power plant has 
been speeding up its construction to meet the commercial operation deadline in 
August 2021. 

To overcome the challenges of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Shanghai 
Electric has launched a video-conferencing and telecommunications solution to 
streamline communications between the local branch and the Design Institute.

Since January this year, Shanghai Electric has worked with local partners to 
establish a specialist virus prevention and control team to protect staff while 
working on-site. The local-hired personnel received fact sheets and advisory 
handbooks with on-site safety training in both English and Arabic.

Mr. Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power, has commended the achievement of the 
government of China in controlling and managing effectively the widespread of 
Coronavirus. He also emphasized the achievement of Shanghai Electric in 
controlling the project site and working on mitigation actions for possible 
damages and to catch up with work schedule. 

"Readiness is the outcome of preparedness, therefore it's significant for 
Shanghai Electric to allocate resources, deliver timely training, and build a 
system to improve operational capacity based on risk assessments." Said Zhao 
Hui, the manager of Dubai project. As part of the system, the UNESCO's 
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is implemented across all projects 
conducted by Shanghai Electric, with Shanghai Electric Dubai holding regular 
HSE safety drills for unforeseen events.

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Shanghai Electric Dubai holds regular HSE safety drills

The project has also recruited an additional 903 local employees in 
construction and management positions in response to a reduction of on-site 
staff as a result of global travel restrictions. 

"We are likely to go ahead of the timetable in extending local talent pool as 
an outcome of the epidemic outbreak. " said Zhao Hui. 

"People are the main force for resuming to normal work. There are 70 Chinese 
workers who remain working on-site amid the virus outbreak and 10 of them are 
female. I am particularly grateful to the female workers as they are the 
well-deserved "desert roses" who entirely act out the spirit of #Each for 
Equal" said Zhao Hui.

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A Shanghai Electric Female worker in the construction site of Dubai project

There are 24 female workers in the Dubai project and almost half of them remain 
working on-site during the epidemic outbreak. 

"I choose to stay despite the fear." Said Guo Liming, engineer of Dubai 
project, also one of the female workers remain on site in Dubai project. " Our 
team has been working to turn the desert into oasis and I am proud to be part 
of it ". 

In Shanghai Electric, 19.9 percentage of the positions are held by women, which 
is surpassing the global female participation rate in the industry at 12% as 
shown in "The Future of Women at Work" report by consultancy firm McKinsey.

"Shanghai Electric recently launched a commendable contribution campaign to 
help those in need at China. We as a project team has been stronger than ever 
before, fighting the unfortunate turn of events with all necessary control 
measures in place. Alone, we can do so little but together we can do so much", 
said Amreena, the HSE engineer in Dubai.

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SOURCE: Shanghai Electric

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   Caption: Shanghai Electric Dubai holds regular HSE safety drills


   Caption: A Shanghai Electric Female worker in the construction site of Dubai 

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