Sanad Powertech, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and theenergy and industrial MRO service provider, has been awarded a contract for the MRO operations of the steam engine and power generator of Shams Power Company, one of the largest operational concentrated solar power plants in the world.
The project within the domestic portfolio of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala, and global leader in renewable energy and sustainable urban development, covers 2.5km2 and has a capacity of 100 megawatts. Equipped with a matrix of 768 parabolic trough collectors, the solar field generates clean, renewable electricity from solar heat rather than light. Through a system of parabolic mirrors which serve as solar thermal collectors, electricity is generated using conventional steam-powered turbines.
Shams Power Company is a key contributor toward achieving Abu Dhabi’s objective of generating seven per cent of the emirate’s required energy from renewable resources by 2020, and the UAE target of generating 27 per cent its electricity from clean energy sources by 2021 and 50 per cent by 2050. The plant is also supporting the UAE’s efforts to diversify its energy mix and reduce the country’s carbon footprint. The plant displaces about 175,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which is equivalent to planting 1.5 million trees or removing 15,000 cars from Abu Dhabi’s roads.
Sanad Powertech provides its services and solutions to a wide range of industrial gas engines and equipment used in oil and gas and energy industries. Moreover, it is considered the first independent MRO service provider, offering its capabilities to support a variety of Siemens Trent 60WLE turbines, making it the second global provider of MRO services to such turbines. The company also collaborates with major oil and gas companies such as ADNOC, Dolphin and global turbine makers such as Siemens.