August 01, 2018

WorleyParsons Group advised that its subsidiary Advisian has been appointed as project engineer of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarded the 700 megawatt Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) fourth phase (DEWA IV) of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai to a consortium formed by ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric. The consortium together with DEWA have formed the Noor Energy 1 entity to design, build and operate what will be the largest CSP project in the world.
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.
“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 and Advisian further demonstrates our shared organisational commitment to paving the way forward for the renewable energy sector,” said Tony Frencham, Group Managing Director of Power, WorleyParsons.
Noor Energy 1 is the project company established to implement the 4th phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai. The project will be the largest single site Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the world with a capacity of 700MW. The project consists of a 100MW Central Tower plant with a height of 260m and 600MW Parabolic Trough CSP plant. Noor Energy 1 is owned by ACWA Power and DEWA and will develop the 700MW project under a 35 years Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Dubai, UAE. Shanghai Electric is the EPC Contractor and NOMAC is the O&M Operator. (Source: WorleyParsons)