20 Apr RPow and Rina Consulting are awarded the Consulting and Advisory services for DEWA Phase IV, 700MW CSP.
April 20th, 2020
The international consulting companies consortium have been appointed to develop several activities for the EPC contractor:
- Engineering Documentation Review.
- Document Development for commissioning, plant performance and O&M.
- Commissioning and O&M specialized Training.
- Commissioning and O&M Site Services.
The high skilled RPow-Rina engineers will support remote and on site activities related with the most critical areas for both Central Tower and Parabolic Trough technologies.
This project features several world records. It is the largest single-site solar IPP project in the world that combines CSP and photovoltaic technology. The phase will use three technologies to produce 950 megawatts (MW) of clean energy. It will use 700 MW of CSP; 600 MW from a parabolic basin complex and 100 MW from a solar tower; and 250 MW from photovoltaic solar panels. This phase will provide clean energy for 320,000 residences and will reduce 1.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The project, which will cover an area of 44 square kilometres, achieved several world records. These include the world’s lowest CSP Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCoE) of USD 7.3 cents per kilowatt-hour and one of the lowest (LCoE) for photovoltaic technology of 2.4 US cents per kilowatt-hour. The project will feature the tallest solar tower in the world at 260 metres. It will use 70,000 heliostats, and will have a thermal storage capacity of 15 hours; allowing for energy availability round the clock.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the IPP model. It will generate 5,000 MW by 2030 with investments of up to AED 50 billion. The 13 MW photovoltaic first phase became operational in 2013. The 200 MW photovoltaic second phase of the solar park was launched in March 2017. The 200 MW first stage of the 800 MW photovoltaic third phase became operational in May 2018. The third phase will be completed in 2020.
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