ABB Bags $90 mn Contract to Enable Expansion of Solar Park in Dubai

The solar park is located inland 50 km south of Dubai and has been a central part of Dubai’s renewable strategy.

ABB has won an order worth over USD 90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to build the Shams 400 kV substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the city’s electrical grid.

This will be the company’s second substation for the park.

The solar park is located inland 50 km south of Dubai and has been a central part of Dubai’s renewable strategy.

After completion in 2030, the park will generate 5,000 MW and reduce carbon emissions by approximately 6.5 million tons.

The company is responsible for the design, supply, and installation and commissioning of the Shams 400/ 132 kV substation, which once completed, will have an overall capacity of more than 2,000 megavolt amperes (MVA).

After completion of Phase-3 of the project by in 2020, the total solar power generated through Solar PV will exceed 1,000 MW.

Commenting on the development, ABB, President of Power Grids Division, Claudio Facchin said, “We are proud to work with DEWA and continue to contribute to this landmark project with our state-of-the-art technologies that will boost capacity and bring cleaner solar power to the people.”

“Integrating renewables is a key element of our Next Level strategy and our proven track record reinforces our position as a partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid,”Facchin added.

In 2017, ABB delivered its first substation connecting the second phase of the MBR Solar Park and integrating 200 MW of electricity to the transmission grid.

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