To diversify Abu Dhabi’s energy mix and expand the Emirate’s range of commercial energy expertise to include clean energy.
To diversify Abu Dhabi’s energy mix and expand the Emirate’s range of commercial energy expertise to include clean energy, Masdar Clean Energy invests in the development of large-scale clean energy projects, ranging from utility-scale wind and solar to energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage (CCS).
In the UAE, Masdar Clean Energy projects include: Shams One, a joint venture with Abengoa Solar and Total in the western region of Abu Dhabi. At 100MW, the project will be the largest CSP plant in the Middle East and one of the largest such projects in the world. The company also developed the 10MW solar PV plant at Masdar City and is developing a 30MW wind farm and a PV array on Sir BaniYas Island.
International projects include Torresol, a joint venture with SENER that operates CSP plants in Spain; the 1,000MW London Array offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary, a joint venture with DONG Energy an E.ON, that when completed will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world; and a wind farm in the Seychelles that will provide 25% of the island’s energy needs upon completion.
Masdar Clean Energy also strategically invests in the development of carbon capture and sequestration projects in the UAE that seek to simultaneously add value to the national economy while reducing industrial carbon emissions.