Shanghai Electric released the project details of Dubai 950MW CSP+PV hybrid plants

Updated:2019-02-13 14:15Source:en.cnste.org
Shanghai Electric, as the EPC contractor, released the latest progress of the Dubai 950MW CSP+PV solar complex, the fourth phase of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Beijing January 22, 2019. 
 
As it’s reported before that the fourth phase of the solar park will use three technologies to produce 950MW of clean energy — 600MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100MW from a solar tower, and 250MW solar PV.
 
The project was awarded to ACWA consortium on September 16, 2017, and its opening ceremony was held in Dubai on March 19, 2018. Shanghai Electric signed EPC contract with DEWA, ACWA Power on April 13, 2018 in Shanghai, China. The construction has been started since December 21, 2018.
 
The expected construction duration will last 48 months, which means that the 700MW CSP project will be completed by the end of 2022, four years later. For the detailed schedule, the first parabolic trough CSP plant is planned to be operational on August 21, 2021, in 32 months, the solar tower CSP plant finished on November 21, 2021 in 35 months, and the second and third parabolic trough plants to be completed by the end of the year of 2022. 
 
It’s reported that the fourth phase solar project has already achieved many world records:
The  largest single-site investment project in CSP based on IPP model---USD 4.4 billion
The  largest capacity of single CSP+PV project---950MW
The largest area of single CSP+PV project---44 square kilometers
The biggest quantity of molten salt usage in single CSP project---550,000 tons
The  tallest solar tower---260m
The leading tower wireless heliostat technology---70,000 heliostats
The largest trough in commercial CSP project---8.2m
Lowest Levelised Cost of Electricity of USD 2.4 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the 250MW photovoltaic solar panels technology and 7.3 cents per kWh (2.9 cents in daytime, and 9.2 cents in night time)
 
Participants in Dubai 700MW CSP Project:
Owner & Off taker:Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, DEWA
Developer:ACWA Power
EPC Contractor:Shanghai Electric
Tower Technology:BrightSource
Parabolic trough technology and solar field construction:Abengoa
OE:Worley Parsons--Advising
Operator:NOMAC (An ACWA company)
Engineering:EA
Parabolic trough engineering and consultancy: Inner Mongolia Electric Power Survey & Design Institute
Power tower engineering and consultancy: Northwest Electric Power Design Institute
Power block designer:East China Electric Power Design Institute
Parabolic Trough:Abengoa
Tower Receiver:CMI
Steam turbine:Siemens

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