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Abener and Teyma build 100 MW CSP plant in UAE

Abener and Teyma will build a 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant – Shams 1 – in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The consortium was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 100 MW CSP plant in May 2010 following an international tender floated by Masdar.

The Shams 1 CSP plant will be made up by 768 parabolic trough collectors and 12 modules of mirrors spread over a surface of 300 hectares.

The development society is Shams One Company; composed of Masdar (60%), Total (20%) and Abengoa Solar (20%).

The whole investment amounts to US$600 million within a stipulated period of 24 months.

Abengoa Solar and Total will be in charge of the operation and maintenance for the CSP plant over a 25 year period.

The electricity will be sold to the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Abener and Teyma are subsidiaries of Abeinsa, headquarters of the Engineering and Industrial Construction of the Abengoa business group.

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