Week in Middle East: Yellow Door Energy Completes Massive Rooftop Solar Plant For Future Pipe Industries, Choithrams Selects Siraj Power As Its Partner For Implementing Solar Projects In UAE, EDF Submits Proposal For 146 MW Hybrid-Solar Projects In Oman and more


Yellow Door Energy Completes Massive Rooftop Solar Plant For Future Pipe Industries


Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider for businesses, has successfully commissioned a 2 megawatt- peak (MWp) solar plant for Future Pipe Industries (FPI). Located in Dubai Industrial City, the solar plant is expected to generate 3,200 megawatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operation, equivalent to reducing 1,300 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. Completed in time to celebrate the Dubai Solar Show and WETEX, this massive solar plant covers the rooftops of four warehouses totalling 18,000 square meters and comprises of more than 6,000 solar panels. It will meet 40% of the factory’s energy consumption needs and help FPI significantly reduce electricity costs.


Choithrams Selects Siraj Power As Its Partner For Implementing Solar Projects In UAE


SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, continues its rapid and consistent expansion in the UAE with a new significant partnership. The company recently signed a deal with Choithrams, a leading grocery retailer and food distributor in the Middle East, to help them shift from conventional power to 100% renewable energy. On this occasion, a signing ceremony was recently held at Choithrams’ Head office in Dubai in the presence of Rajiv Warrier, Choithrams’ CEO, Laurent Longuet, CEO of SirajPower and Merzi Sodawaterwala, Founder & Chairman of World Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF). Choithrams’ solar rooftop project includes three warehouses located at Al Quoz in Dubai with a 2.7 MWp system capacity that will generate 4.5 GWh of annual energy production. The solar rooftop installation will help displace approximatively over 3,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions (Co2) per annum, corresponding to more than 12 million smartphones being charged.


EDF Submits Proposal For 146 MW Hybrid-Solar Projects In Oman

Only France’s EDF submitted a bid for the aggregated hybrid programme, which is being overseen by Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company (Tanweer). The tender was issued in March, with bids due in June later the bid deadline was extended to mid-October to allow prospective bidders more time to work on proposals for the project, worth $175m. The 11 sites are expected to have a solar component of 48MW with 70MW diesel component. Tanweer is planning for the plants to have a storage capacity of 28MW, which will provide up to 14MWh (MW hours) of storage. The initial power purchase agreements (PPAs) are expected to be for 15 years and the project is planned to be developed under a build, own, operate transfer framework. PV solar capacity and battery energy storage (BESS) will be installed at all of the sites, which include Al-Mazyunah, Hasik, Farshat Qatbeet and Al-Hallaniyat islands, all in the southern Dhofar governorate, Al-Khuwaimah and Masirah island whereas two diesel power plants will be developed at Madha, and Mittan.

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Al Masaood Power Introduces Smart Microgrid Solutions During First Ever Virtual Edition of Wetex

Al Masaood Power Division, the official distributor of MTU a Rolls-Royce Power Solutions Company in the UAE and Bahrain, one of the leading suppliers of decentralized energy systems, throws the spotlight on smart microgrid solutions during their participation at the first ever 3D Virtual edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), the ideal gateway of solar business in the region, on October 26 -28, 2020. Microgrids support a flexible and efficient electric grid, by enabling the integration of growing deployments of distributed energy sources such as renewables like solar. Microgrids are decentralized energy systems that are composed of renewable power generation, power storage and conventional power generation used to meet a given demand. The utilization of Microgrid technologies is part of the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which is the country’s first unified energy strategy that is based on supply and demand, and aimed at increasing the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix. A combination of renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources–all brought together to help meet the country’s economic requirements and environmental goals.

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ADDED Announces Issuance of FDI License in Abu Dhabi; Aims at Achieving Sustainable Economic Development

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) announces the implementation of the Foreign Direct Investment Law witin the Emirate of Abu Dhabi by issuing the “Foreign Direct Investment License” which will enable them to hold 100 per cent ownership of their businesses in Abu Dhabi. The license covers 122 different economic activities related to the agricultural, industrial and services sectors, and targets businesses with total capital ranging between AED 2 million to 100 million or higher. H.E. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of ADDED, said: “The issuance of the ‘Foreign Direct Investment’ license is line with of the provisions of the Federal Law No. (19) of 2018 regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and as part of the Department’s efforts to further promote positive investment climate and thereby achieve sustainable economic development in Abu Dhabi.” H.E. Al Shorafa noted that ADDED is committed to enhancing the local investment environment and strengthening the Abu Dhabi economy’s competitiveness through policies that provide more investment opportunities in various non-oil sectors. It also seeks to improve the emirate’s legislative environment, ensuring the most ideal way to protect the rights of foreign investors, in accordance with the directives of the Abu Dhabi Government in attracting foreign direct investments to the emirate.

Ducab HV To Supply High-Voltage Cable For MBR Solar Park

Ducab HV, a subsidiary of Ducab Group, announced that it will supply and install high-voltage cable for Phase 5 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park), the world’s largest single-site solar park based on the independent power producer model. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, the authority implementing MBR Solar Park, is continuously committed to position Dubai as a global hub for clean energy and green economy through several initiatives, and Ducab is proud to be supporting DEWA on this project to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which aims to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids Showcases Sustainable Energy Solutions At WETEX And The Dubai Solar Show 2020

Hitachi ABB Power Grids, global power and technology leader, will showcase global solutions that provide sustainable energy at the twenty-second edition of WETEX and the fifth Dubai Solar Show (DSS) hosted from October 26 to 28, 2020. This will be the first ever Carbon Neutral 3D virtual exhibition organized by DEWA. WETEX 2020 is the region’s premier industry event focusing on power, water and environment. Hitachi ABB Power Grids will demonstrate its digital technology solutions across all four Business Units – Grid Automation, Grid Integration, Transformers and High Voltage Products. Customers will benefit from Power Grids’ digital value, which will be amplified by the massive scale of the investment of Hitachi in its Lumada platform. This includes technologies such as machine learning, big data, hybrid cloud management and cybersecurity.

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