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Spain's Nervion to build salt storage tanks for CSP tower in Dubai

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Image by: DEWA (www.dewa.gov.ae).

September 2 (Renewables Now) - Nervion Industries has been awarded a contract to build salt storage tanks for the 100-MW central tower concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

Nervion’s parent company, Spanish engineering group Amper SA (BME:AMP), said Friday the USD-13-million (EUR 11.9m) contract plus taxes has been awarded by China’s Shanghai Electric Group Co Ltd, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.

Amper’s industrial unit will work on phase IV of the Dubai complex which will combine the solar tower with photovoltaic (PV) panels and parabolic trough technology to form a 950-MW hybrid solar power plant.

The first phase of the 5-GW Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, of just 13 MW using PV panels, came online in 2013. Four years later, its second, 200-MW phase became operational. The third 800-MW portion, also using PV technology, will start running by 2020. In March 2019 it was announced that the fourth phase has reached financial close.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the government-owned infrastructure company behind the massive project, has already launched a tender for the next 900-MW phase of the solar complex.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.91)

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