One million LTI-free hours at Shams 1 solar plant in Abu Dhabi

Masdar- and Total-backed solar plant operator, Shams Power Company, confirms HSE milestone on CSP plant in Al Dhafra

Shams 1 in Abu Dhabi is the Middle East's largest solar plant in operation.
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Shams 1 in Abu Dhabi is the Middle East's largest solar plant in operation.

Shams Power Company, a special purpose vehicle 80% owned by Masdar and 20% owned by Total, has reached one million man-hours without lost-time injuries (LTI) from the operations of its concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. 

The Shams CSP plant began operations in 2013 and is touted as the Mena region's first CSP plant, as well as the world's largest facility of its kind. 

Commenting on the health and safety achievement, Shams Power Company' general manager, Majed Al Awadhi, said: “Reaching 1,000,000 man-hours without LTI is not something that anyone can achieve.

"This would not have been possible without the proper mindset, the supervision of all critical activities, and the adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.”

Shams 1 has a nameplate power capacity of 100MW, which is generated with 258,048 mirrors spanning a 2.5km2 plant site. 

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