The substation for the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park has been successfully energized. ABB was responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning of the gas-infused switchgear substation. The project is an essential element of the vision to reach a renewable share of 7 % of Dubai’s energy consumption.
ABB has successfully energized a major substation that will help evacuate power from the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park. The 400/132 kV gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation has been built for Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the UAE’s leading power utility ,to connect the second phase of the MBR Solar Park. The plant covering 4.5 km2 has a capacity of 200 MW.
Once completed in 2030, the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) solar park is going to be the world’s largest single-site solar project. By that year it is going to spred across a 70 km2 area and will have a capacity of 5 GW.
The project is a key element of the vision to generate 7 % of Dubai’s power from clean energy sources by 2020; 25 % by 2030, and 75 %. “We are proud to work with DEWA and be associated with this important project. Our state-of-the-art GIS substation will boost transmission capacity and bring clean solar power to the people” said Claudio Facchin, President of ABB’s Power Grids Division.
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