Published On: Thu, Jun 1st, 2017

Canadian Solar to Supply Module to Solar project in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) owned solar photovoltaic (PV) plant is being developed by  A Masdar- led consortium for which Canadian Solar Inc  has been chosen as the sole module supplier for a portion of the 800-MW third phase solar project in Dubai.

Under the terms of the deal, Canadian Solar will supply 268 MW of double-glass Dymond modules. It said that production and delivery of the panels was initiated earlier this month.

Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar said that as Dubai diversifies its energy portfolio, their partnership will serve as an excellent example for future utility-scale solar projects in the region, and they are eager to contribute further to the energy market growth in the Middle East.

The joint venture consortium responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work includes GranSolar, Spain-based Acciona (BME:ANA) and Ghella of Italy. They got the EPC contract from Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar, which is developing the project.

The 800-MW plant will be installed in three phases. It is part of a larger solar complex that will feature both photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies. The entire complex will have a capacity of about 5,000 MW and is expected to be fully completed in 2030. The 800-MW Phase III should be finalised in 2020.

The plant is being developed on a 16 square kilometre area in Seih Al Dahal, located on the outskirts of Dubai.

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