Abu Dhabi-based Shams Power Company, which operates one of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in the world, has awarded a contract for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations of its steam engine and power generator to Sanad Powertech, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.
The 2.5km2 project, which has a capacity of 100MW, also falls within the domestic portfolio of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar).
Equipped with a matrix of 768 parabolic trough collectors, the solar field generates clean, renewable electricity from solar heat rather than light, according to state-new agency, Wam.
Through a system of parabolic mirrors which serve as solar thermal collectors, electricity is generated using conventional steam-powered turbines.
The contract was signed during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which was held 11-18 January, 2020.
Commenting on the contract award, the chief executive officer of Renewables and Information Communications Technology at Mubadala, Khaled Al Qubaisi, said: “This collaboration between two leading companies in power and clean energy is a major step in our efforts to maximise joint business opportunities among all Mubadala companies.”
Al Qubaisi added: “Sanad Powertech’s ability to provide competitive and high-quality services to an important future sector, such as clean energy, is a key advantage of this new contract.”
Sharing his thoughts on the deal, the CEO of Sanad Powertech, Mansoor Janahi, said: “Having successfully delivered high-level services to the local energy sector over the past 18 years, the new contract will provide a strong opportunity for Sanad Powertech to enter the clean energy sector, one of the most important sectors of future growth, through partnership with Masdar, a key player in the renewable energy industry on local and global levels.”