Dubai to Construct the Worlds Biggest CSP+PV Project – 950MW!

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  • Dubai 950MW NOOR Energy 1 CSP+PV Project is the largest CSP+PV solar project in the world, with total capacity of 950MW
  • The plant  includes a 3x 200MW Parabolic Trough CSP plants, a 100MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant and PV power plant.
  • The project is under the fourth phase of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is designed to reach a total capacity of 5GW by 2030.

Here is the project profile snapshot:

Basic Information
Location Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park,  Dubai, UAE
Installed Capacity 700MW CSP (3*200MW Parabolic Trough  + 100MW Tower)+ 250MW PV
Technology Parabolic Trough + Molten Salt Tower  + PV
Storage 11.3h (Parabolic Trough CSP) / 15h  (Tower)
Starting Date 2018
Status Under Construction
COD 700MW CSP to be completed by the end  of 2022
PPA/Tariff Period 35 Years
PPA/Tariff Rate USD 7.3 cents/kWh
Reflector  Technology Abengoa SpaceTube (8.2m)
Tower Technology  Provider BrightSource Energy
Land Size 44 km2
Quantity of molten  salt 550,000 tons
Tower Height 260 m


Pic: Dubai 950MW NOOR Energy 1 CSP+PV Project is the largest CSP+PV solar project in the world. The CSP tower will reach a height of 250m.

Project Participants


Component/Material/Service Supplier
Trough technology and

Solar field construction

Tower  technology BrightSource
Owner’s  Engineer WorleyParsons–Advisian
Operator NOMAC (an  ACWA company)
Overall  design Empresarios  Agrupados
Engineering  &

consultancy of Trough  plant

Inner  Mongolia Electric Power Survey and

Design Institute Co., Ltd

Engineering  &

consultancy of Tower plant

Northwest  Electric Power Design Institute Co. Ltd of

China Power Engineering Consulting  Group

Power  Block Surveying and Engineering East China  Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.
Collector Abengoa
Reflector Rioglass  Solar
HCE Rioglass  Solar
HTF  Oil Dow  Chemical
Tower  Receiver CMI, Shanghai  Boiler Work
Parabolic Trough Plant Heat Exchange

System/ Tower Plant SGS


Shanghai Power Station Auxiliary Equipment Works Co., Ltd

Parabolic  Trough Plant SGS Aalborg  CSP—42 heat exchangers & pressure vessels
Steam  Turbine Siemens
Consultant KPMG, Mott  MacDonald, Ashurt
Construction  Part A Overseas  Branch of No.2 Company of

China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co.,  Ltd

Installation  of Tower Project Hunan  Power Construction Co., Ltd; CEEC; Energy China
Molten  Salt Tank LANPEC, Bluestar,  China
Air  Cooling SPX
Torque  Tube of Heliostat Alliance  Metal Changzhou
Pylon Jiangsu  Zhenjiang New Energy Equipment Co., LTD
Solar  structure Al-Babtain,  Saudi Arabia
Steel  Structure Al Yamamah  Steel, Saudi Arabia

Author: GBA News Desk


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