Location: Madinat Zayed, about 120 km southwest of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates
Design and construction: Total, Abengoa Solar, Masdar
Installed capacity: 100 MW
For over 70 years, we have supported the United Arab Emirates in its effort to diversify its energy mix. Benefiting from an exceptionally high amount of sunshine across vast desert expanses, this solar power market has exceptional growth potential.
In 2010, local authorities selected the Group and our partner Abengoa, a leading provider of concentrated solar power solutions, to build and operate the largest concentrated solar power plant in the Middle East. In operation since March 2013, the Shams 100-MW power plant covers an area of 2.5 km2 and supplies over 20,000 homes.