Shams Power Company awards MRO contract to Sanad Powertech

Sanad Powertech will handle maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations on Shams Power Company’s 2.5km2 project

Shams Power Company awards MRO contract to Sanad Powertech
Shams Power Company awards MRO contract to Sanad Powertech

Abu Dhabi-based Shams Power Company, which operates one of the largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in the world, has awarded a contract for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations of its steam engine and power generator to Sanad Powertech, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.

The 2.5km2 project, which has a capacity of 100MW, also falls within the domestic portfolio of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar).

Equipped with a matrix of 768 parabolic trough collectors, the solar field generates clean, renewable electricity from solar heat rather than light, according to state-new agency, Wam.

Through a system of parabolic mirrors which serve as solar thermal collectors, electricity is generated using conventional steam-powered turbines.

The contract was signed during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which was held 11-18 January, 2020.

Commenting on the contract award, the chief executive officer of Renewables and Information Communications Technology at Mubadala, Khaled Al Qubaisi, said: “This collaboration between two leading companies in power and clean energy is a major step in our efforts to maximise joint business opportunities among all Mubadala companies.”

Al Qubaisi added: “Sanad Powertech’s ability to provide competitive and high-quality services to an important future sector, such as clean energy, is a key advantage of this new contract.”

Sharing his thoughts on the deal, the CEO of Sanad Powertech, Mansoor Janahi, said: “Having successfully delivered high-level services to the local energy sector over the past 18 years, the new contract will provide a strong opportunity for Sanad Powertech to enter the clean energy sector, one of the most important sectors of future growth, through partnership with Masdar, a key player in the renewable energy industry on local and global levels.”

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