World’s largest CSP project on track progress despite Covid
31 May 2020

Work on the 700MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant being built for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) by NoorEnergy 1 is progressing as per schedule despite Covid-19 disruption, said the owner’s engineer Worley. NoorEnergy 1 is a consortium of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Saudi-based Acwa Power, a leader in power generation and water desalination projects. Contractors from Spain, China, Belgium, Denmark and the US have rallied to minimise labour, schedule and budget disruption after bringing in measures to keep workers on-site safe and staff from home well-connected. For the smooth continuation of work, Shanghai Electric, the project’s EPC with Noor Energy 1 and the construction subcontractor partners, implemented a specialist virus prevention and control procedurea including supplying PPE to all workers, said the consulting firm Worley.

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