Sterling and Wilson gets awarded the world’s largest solar Pv plant
Sterling and Wilsonhas bagged Turnkey Engineering Procurement and Construction along with Operation & Maintenance contract for the world’s largest single location solar PV plant in Sweihan, Emirates of Abu Dhabi. The project will deliver a capacity of 1177 MWP, easily surpassing the current largest 850 MWP single location plant in China. With construction already underway, the plant, which is spread over a desertarea of 7.8 sq. km, is scheduled to be fully integrated with the grid in a record timeline ofjust 23 months. The plant is jointly developed by Marubeni, a Japanese integrated trading and investment giant, along with Jinko, a global leader in the solar industry, and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA). The consortium has successfully bid a tariff of USD2.42 cents per kilowatt hour, marking the lowest cost ever for solar power. The plant, once commissioned, would save around 7 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year.