Marcegaglia Specialties contributes to the construction of the largest single-site CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) plant in the world.
This is the Noor Energy 1 Project, the fourth phase of development of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The project, with a total cost of USD3.9 B, includes 700 MW from CSP technologies and 250 MW of photovoltaic power generation. Once completed, it will provide clean energy to more than 320,000 homes in Dubai, reducing carbon emissions by 1.6 million tons per year.
Developed by Acwa Power in close cooperation with DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority), Shanghai Electric Group Corporation as EPC and Abengoa Energía as a solar field technology provider, the system will use Rioglass Solar technology with linear parabolic collectors that concentrate sunbeams in receiving tubes linearly developed and positioned in its focus. The collectors are designed to follow the motion of the sun along an axis, which moves in a north-south direction.
Thanks to the experience acquired in the Noor 2 CSP complex in Ouarzazate (Morocco), Marcegaglia confirms itself as a world-class partner for the solar thermodynamic sector.