CLEAN, NON-POLLUTING ENERGY
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
1 in 8 people still do not have access to electricity. In order to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, it is necessary to increase the use of renewable energy from 25 % today to 38 % in 2025.
ACCIONA is positioning itself as a key player in addressing the growth in energy demand while curbing the progress of global warming and promoting the transition to a decarbonized energy model.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy is responsible for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the new needs of humanity and to minimise their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its related effects to be a strategic priority. The Company is working to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The EPC consortium of which ACCIONA Industrial is a member will build the world's largest photovoltaic plant: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (Phase III), with a peak capacity of 1054 MW at project completion. The project will be carried out using the turnkey or EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) model for a specific client comprised of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Masdar, the contract having been awarded in June 2016.
The new clean energy generation plant will have a surface area of approximately 17.8 km2 and will boast over 3 million photovoltaic panels with trackers (mechanical devices that can orient the panels). Once operational, the facility will prevent atmospheric CO2 emissions in the amount of approximately 1.4 million tonnes per year.
The project will be carried out in three phases and is expected to be finished in the first half of 2020, just in time for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Project undertaken by ACCIONA's Infrastructure Division
- Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Client: Masdar
- Technology: Photovoltaic
- 800 MW of nominal power
- 1054 MW of peak power
- Surface area of 17.8 km²
- 3 million photovoltaic panels
- Prevents 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year