Arctech To Supply 2.1GW SkySmart II Trackers for the Largest PV Power Plant in the Middle East

Highlights :

  • The big win in the middle east’s largest solar project is notable for Arctech, which has been to increase its reach globally.
  • Many Chinese firms like Arctech, and Trina (which also offers tracker solutions) have expanded their offerings in the sector.

Arctech Solar, one of the leading tracking, racking, and BIPV solutions provider, has announced the signing of a 2.1GW trackers supply agreement with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) on 3rd September, for Al Dhafra PV2 PV power plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. When completed, the plant will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East.

The project site, while having abundant sunlight, also faces inclement natural conditions of high temperature, raging sandstorms and highly corrosive environment  that called for high specifications for a reliable of tracking systems. After a thorough assessment, Arctech was selected as the tracker supplier and the project will adopt Arctech’s flagship product SkySmart II, the first IEC-certificated multi-point parallel drive tracking system, which can cope with the harsh natural environment and reduce the cost per KWh of the project significantly.

“Founded in 1978, CMEC is a core subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation Ltd (Sinomach), a Global Fortune 500 company, and China’s first industrial and trading company. As a world-renowned EPC, it enjoys more than 40 years of experience in the international engineering industry with business covering 47 countries and regions worldwide,” said Yan Weihua, General Manager of the 4th Complete Plants Division at CMEC. “We are delighted to work with Arctech again for another benchmark project under the Belt and Road Initiative. In the future, we will further deepen the comprehensive cooperation with Arctech, especially in solar energy, BIPV, and other new energy projects, for resources sharing and advantages complement, improving the global competitiveness ultimately.”

Being one of the major suppliers of CMEC, Arctech solar has partnered with CMEC on various PV projects. “To win the largest PV project in the Middle EastArctech invested thousands of hours of engineer resources from offices in China, UAE, and Spain, analyzed dozens of tracking system configurations, and submitted more than 30,000 pages of technical documents. Fortunately, our efforts were highly recognized by CMEC and all the relevant parties, for which I’m truly grateful for their trust and support and show my appreciation to our technical, sales, and project teams for their hard work.” said Guy Rong, President of Global Business at Arctech. “Now it’s time to deliver our commitments to product quality, on-time delivery and services. We believe the project will be successfully connected to the grid on time. Meanwhile, the framework agreement signed today also shows that Arctech and CMEC share extensive common interests and cooperation intentions. We will actively strive to deepen cooperation in more new energy projects and create more values by applying innovative technologies.”

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