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Rioglass Solar Signs Contracts for World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Rioglass Solar Signs Dubai 600 MWe CSP Project Order for Both Parabolic Trough Receiver Tubes and Mirrors with Abengoa Energía and Shanghai Electric. The record-breaking Dubai 700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV Hybrid Project Noor Energy 1, developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA, Shanghai Electric [...]

Dubai Concentrated Solar Power suppliers tested on durability for longest-ever PPA

Suppliers to ACWA Power's 950 MW Noor Energy 1 plant are using enhanced strength and design features to ensure reliability throughout the 35-year power purchase agreement (PPA), the companies told New Energy Update. A flurry of recent supply contracts for ACWA Power's 950 MW Noor Energy 1 CSP-PV plant in [...]

Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power plant could power over one million homes- CNN

Morocco’s Noor Ouarzazate plant, the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world, could power more than one million homes, CNN said in a focus on the Kingdom’s renewable energy projects. “Built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares – the size of 3,500 football fields – The Noor [...]

Shanghai Electric reports on Dubai 950 MW Concentrated Solar Power + PV solar power project

Shanghai Electric, as the EPC contractor of Dubai 950 MW CSP+PV solar complex, the fourth phase of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, made a detailed report on the huge solar power plant during the Press Release in Beijing. The fourth phase of the solar park will use [...]

Concentrated Solar Power project at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park wins first place at 6th International Best Practice Competition in ‘Partnership Category’

DEWA's victory was announced at the 24th Global Organisational Excellence Congress, which was organised by Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the first time in the Middle East. Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) won first place at the 6th International Best Practice Competition in [...]

MMEC Mannesmann partners with ACWA Power and incorporates Sohar Calciner to boost Oman’s aluminum industry

MMEC Mannesmann, a leading German engineering contractor in the field of petroleum coke calcining partners with ACWA Power, the leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, to develop the ‘Sohar Calciner’ project in Oman. The state-of-the-art plant will be the first of its kind [...]

China billions of Concentrated Solar Power market is open for global CSP players

In the past year of 2018, China completed a total capacity of 215 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) projects, almost 7 times of the 30 MW capacity made before 2018. China has become the No.5 country owning the biggest CSP capacity, and the most popular emerging CSP market with Morocco [...]

ACWA Power-led consortium to raise over $2bln for Dubai concentrated solar power project

ACWA Power leads a consortium which over the next few weeks is expected to conclude financing of more than $2 billion for a 950 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power project in Dubai. The loan, provided by a group of mostly international banks, will back the development of Noor Energy 1, [...]

Siemens provides four steam turbines to Concentrated Solar Power plant in Dubai

Four steam turbines will help generate 700 megawatts of clean electricity. High-efficiency and rapid-start turbines support CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) operations. As part of its ongoing support to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and its role as a premier partner to Expo 2020 Dubai, Siemens will provide four steam [...]

Dubai makes progress in Concentrated Solar Power

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been showcasing the construction progress of its first Concentrated Solar Power tower. The 100MW project will use Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to heat molten salt at the top of the 260-meter tower. The residual heat of the salt will be capable of [...]

Construction progresses on final phase of Dubai concentrated solar power park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announces completion of 128 pillars of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Concentrated Solar Power Park's solar tower. The fourth phase of the park is the largest single-site investment project in concentrated solar power (CSP) in the world based on the independent power producer [...]

World’s largest Concentrated Solar Power plant ties tariffs to big storage to hit record price

ACWA Power's Noor Energy 1 CSP-PV project in Dubai combines optimized 15-hour CSP storage with demand-focused tariffs and supply chain efficiency to hit the record-low price of $73/MWh, project partners told the CSP Madrid 2018 conference. Last month, Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority [...]

AfDB approves $221m loan for 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power project in South Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a senior loan of ZAR3bn ($221m) to the 100MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Project, which is expected to improve South Africa’s energy mix and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. The solar power project, located in the Humansrus Solar Park, Northern [...]