Dow has been awarded a subcontract for the 950-megawatt (MW) Phase 4 of Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park).

Post date: May 3, 2019 8:49:26 AM

Dow, along with Chinese power generation and electrical equipment manufacturing company Shanghai Electric, will provide on-ground services related to Dowtherm for the project.

Dowtherm is a heat transfer fluid that will be used for Phase 4, which includes a 700 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) and a 250 MW photovoltaic (PV) scheme.

Once complete, 950 MW project will provide clean energy to more than 270,000 homes in Dubai and reduce 1.4 million tonnes of carbon emissions in the emirate per year.

According to a statement by Dow, the megaproject will also provide reduced levelised cost of electricty (LCOE) valued at $0.073 per kilowatt, per hour.

Dow’s heat transfer fluid is capable of resisting temperatures as high as 400°C to collect, transport, and store heat in CSP systems. It also reduces maintenance and operating costs of CSP plants, which can meet the electricity needs of more than one million homes and curb approximately five million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

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