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Tuesday, August 04 2020 - 00:14
Shanghai Electric has been awarded EPC contract for 5th phase project of Dubai solar park
SHANGHAI, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/

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.

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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.

Abunayyan said at the event that since the inception of the partnership in 
2008, ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric Group have made quite a lot of 
breakthroughs, demonstrating to the world that the Group is a reliable and 
trusted partner. "As we move swiftly forward with implementation, the signing 
of the EPC contract between ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric for the fifth 
phase of the Solar Park project represents a crucial milestone of the 
cooperation between the two companies," said Abunayyan. He added that to the 
latest project, the Group will bring more pioneering technologies and create 
larger value than before. 

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will be a key pillar in 
fulfilling Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean 
energy in Dubai's total power output to 75 per cent by 2050. The project sets 
the benchmark for the rest of the world through leveraging the Public-Private 
Partnership (PPP) model and carrying forward large-scale, cost-competitive 

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SOURCE: Shanghai Electric