The work on the largest Abu Dhabi solar-powered car park will contribute to an annual saving of 5,300 tons of carbon dioxide, Abu Dhabi Airports, the owners and operators of the Emirate's five airports, and Masdar, one of the world's top renewables firms.
On a short-term parking lot, Midfield terminal of the Abu Dhabi International Airport, with 7,542 solar panels that produce power, the three megawatts (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant is erected.
The Energy Services Division of Masdar offered a complete turnkey solution for the project, including funding, design, procurement, and construction.
Masdar will also offer operational and maintenance for a period of 25 years, according to the conditions of the leasing deal.
The electricity generated from the grid will be utilized to supply the car park with excess energy supplied to other parts of the airport.
"The Midfield Terminal is meant not only to provide a modern passenger experience that can be saved but also to conserve the wonderful natural heritage of the UAE," stated Shareef Al Hashmi, CEO of Abu Dabi Airport.
"We have incorporated technology throughout its construction, which enables sustainable development, preserves the environment, and provides a cleaner, greener, and more green building," he said.
"In the planning and building of the Midfield Terminal, the development of Net-Null was a vital element. With intelligent and sustainable decisions throughout its creation, we have made significant cuts across the wider energy usage of the facility by using double-vitrage, efficient lighting, and environmental controls "To Hashmi. Hashmi.
Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said: "The delivery of this landmark project for the new Midfield Terminal highlights the commitment of Masdar and Abu Dhabi Airports to supporting the UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050 and its climate change mitigation goals, as well as demonstrating Masdar’s strength as a preferred partner in renewable energy project collaborations."
"We look forward to leveraging our local and international experience to enable our partners to advance their clean energy goals through similar projects," stated Al Ramahi.
The UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050 aims to increase the percentage of clean energy in the country’s energy mix to 50 percent, he added.
Source: TradeArabia News Service