Abu-Dhabi based clean energy company Masdar and Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports have announced the completion of the 3 MW solar PV project at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This is reported to be Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park. The project has been set up on the car shading at the short-term car park at the Midfield Terminal.
The solar project is grid-connected and will be used to power the car parking facility. Meanwhile, the surplus power will be supplied to other sections of the airport. According to the agreement, Masdar’s Energy Services department provided a full turnkey solution for the project, including financing, design, procurement, and construction. The company will now provide operation and maintenance services for a 25-year period.
“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,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar.
Established in 2006, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is a leading developer and operator of utility-scale as well as off-grid renewable energy projects. The company is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi government’s Mubadala Investment Company and develops commercially viable renewable energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa and international markets. Active in over 30 countries, the total power generating capacity of its operational and under construction projects is nearly 11 GW.