The project's scope of work involves the development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and ownership of a green field renewable power generation plant of 1,177 MW of power generation capacity, together with associated infrastructure in Sweihan, 125 kilometers east of Abu Dhabi in the Eastern Region.
The energy to be produced at the plant will be able to supply power to 50,000 households.
The plant is spread over a desert area of 7.8 square kilometers, is scheduled to be fully integrated with the grid in 23 months.
The plant, once commissioned, would save around 7 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year, a number that would be a national landmark. The 1177 MW can power around 2,00,000 homes.
The facility is expected to reduce Abu Dhabi’s CO2 emissions by one million tonnes, which is equivalent to taking 200,000 cars off the roads. The project will allow Abu Dhabi to increase its production of renewable energy and reduce its dependence on natural gas in electricity generation. Sweihan plant comprises more than 3.2 million solar panels installed across an 8km² site, providing enough capacity to meet the demands of 90,000 people.
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