Dubai in­au­gu­rates largest So­lar Power plant project

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DUBAI: Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Rashid Al-Mak­toum yes­ter­day in­au­gu­rated the largest sin­gle-site Con­cen­trated So­lar Power (CSP) project in the world, which will be built at a to­tal cost of AED14.2 bil­lion (equiv­a­lent of $3.8 bil­lion). In a state­ment by Dubai govern­ment, the CSP project, which rep­re­sents the fourth phase of the Mo­ham­mad Bin Rashid Al-Mak­toum So­lar Park, will gen­er­ate 700-MW of clean en­ergy to sup­port Dubai’s elec­tric­ity grid.

The project is con­sid­ered an in­te­gral part of the emi­rate’s Clean En­ergy Strat­egy 2050. The state­ment noted that Sheikh Mo­hammed high­lighted the UAE’s model for sus­tain­ing a green econ­omy based on en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity and clean en­ergy. The UAE has a clear strat­egy for im­ple­ment­ing and fur­ther de­vel­op­ing this model to max­i­mize its ben­e­fits, in ad­di­tion to in­vest­ing in in­fra­struc­ture, build­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties and de­vel­op­ing spe­cial­ized lo­cal tal­ent.

“We have made steady progress in re­al­iz­ing the goals of Dubai Clean En­ergy Strat­egy 2050 that was launched as part of our ob­jec­tive to trans­form Dubai into a global clean en­ergy and green econ­omy hub. The car­bon foot­print of Dubai will be the low­est in the world by 2030,” said Sheikh Mo­ham­mad. “We are proud that by demon­strat­ing their ca­pa­bil­i­ties, our lo­cal tal­ents have proved that they are ready to as­sume re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he added. — KUNA

DUBAI: Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Rashid Al-Mak­toum in­au­gu­rates the largest sin­gle-site Con­cen­trated So­lar Power (CSP) project in the world. —

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