January 9 (Renewables Now) - German industrial giant Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) has been selected to supply the turbines and auxiliary equipment for a 700-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai.
The complex, planned to be the largest CSP park globally, represents the fourth phase of the 5-GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park that combines CSP and photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Phase IV will also include a 250-MW solar PV component.
Siemens said on Tuesday it will deliver four steam turbine generator sets for the CSP project, including three turbines of 206 MW each for three parabolic trough units and an additional 108.5-MW turbine for the solar tower section. The first of those turbines, as well as the 108-MW central tower unit will be commissioned in 2020.
ACWA Power is the lead developer of the Phase 4 project. Its partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and China’s Silk Road Fund in September 2017 won the tender to build the 700-MW CSP park with a bid of USD 0.073 (EUR 0.064) per kWh.
Phase I of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, of 13 MW, was switched on in 2013. The 200-MW Phase II was brought online in March 2017, while additional phases are to be switched on by 2020, lifting the overall commissioned capacity to 1 GW.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.872)