Miral, a prominent creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi, has entered into an agreement with Emerge, a joint venture between UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF, to develop a 524-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island. This initiative is expected to offset 450 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
The project will involve the installation of 920 solar modules at Yas Bay waterfront, providing sustainable energy. Emerge will provide a complete turnkey solution, covering financing, design, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance of the solar modules for 30 years.
Jonathan Brown, Chief Portfolio Officer at Miral, expressed their commitment to the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 initiative, emphasizing the importance of sustainable practices and renewable energy integration in their destinations.
Michel Abi Saab, General Manager at Emerge, highlighted the project’s significance in delivering clean energy to a premier entertainment destination and its contribution to the country’s Net Zero goal as the UAE prepares to host COP28.
This collaboration marks the third joint effort between Miral and Emerge in the realm of sustainable energy solutions, with previous projects including a solar rooftop installation at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and on-site solar energy systems at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.
Emerge, a partnership between Masdar and EDF specializes in developing distributed solar and energy efficiency solutions for commercial and industrial clients, providing full turn-key supply and demand-side energy management solutions without upfront costs.