Advisian has won the role of Owner’s Engineer for a 700-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) portion of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.
The company, which is a consultancy owned by Australian professional services provider WorleyParsons Ltd (ASX:WOR), won the contract from Noor Energy 1, the joint venture between ACWA Power and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) that is developing the project.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the 700 megawatt Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) fourth phase (DEWA IV) of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai to Noor Energy 1, a Joint Venture (JV) formed by ACWA Power and DEWA to design, build and operate what will be the largest CSP project in the world.
Noor Energy 1 has appointed Advisian (the global consulting firm of WorleyParsons) as the project Owner’s Engineer. Advisian will provide a review of the basic and detailed engineering, will help manage technology risk and provide technical support as required for the Factory Acceptance Tests and during the construction and commissioning of the plant.
Advisian will deliver the project using the specialized CSP technology team based in the Renewable Energy Center of Excellence in Madrid, Spain, with support from Shanghai-based engineers, to interface with the power block design, and will draw on the Dubai office for site supervisory support.
“With our staff having been involved in half of all CSP projects globally, we are excited to work on this project that, combined with solar PV, will provide solar electricity around the clock at a cost that is competitive with conventional power in Dubai,” said Andrew Wood, Chief Executive Officer, WorleyParsons.
“Our recent work in the renewable energy sector, in solar, floating offshore wind, microgrids and green hydrogen is directly aligned to our organisational strategy. This partnership between Noor Energy 1 and Advisian further demonstrates our shared organisational commitment to paving the way forward for the renewable energy sector,” said Tony Frencham, Group Managing Director Power, WorleyParsons.
“We’re indeed proud of our cooperation and integration of the Advisian CSP Center of Excellence with our project company team for the design and engineering of the world´s largest CSP Project” said Abdulhameed AlMuhaidib, Executive Managing Director of Noor Energy 1; “We’re confident that such partnership will be the key for overcoming the most important milestone of the project and successful delivery of the 4th Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park on time,” he added.