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United Arab Emirates: New project to be developed on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi to offset 450 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year – News

The new solar project will see the installation of 920 solar modules on the Yas Bay promenade

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by WAM

Published: Monday, October 16, 2023, 9:50 p.m.

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, has signed an agreement with Emerge, a joint venture between Masdar of the United Arab Emirates and EDF of France, to develop a 524 kilowatt-peak solar photovoltaic (PV) project ( kWp) at Yas Bay Waterfront. , Abu Dhabi’s vibrant day and night leisure, entertainment and dining destination located on Yas Island.

The project is designed to offset 450 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The new solar project will see the installation of 920 solar modules on the Yas Bay waterfront, providing sustainable energy support, and Emerge will deliver a comprehensive turnkey solution, including financing, design, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance of the solar modules for a period of time. 30 years old.

Jonathan Brown, Portfolio Director at Miral, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Emerge once again to implement this innovative solar project in Yas Bay, as part of our commitment to the UAE’s strategic initiative to achieve Net Zero by 2050. This project will set a benchmark in providing clean energy to power Yas Bay and further position Yas Island as a leading global destination. Guided by an unwavering commitment to sustainability, this partnership represents our dedication to prioritizing sustainable practices and incorporate elements of renewable energy in all our destinations.”

Michel Abi Saab, CEO of Emerge, said: “We are pleased to once again partner with Miral to deliver this exciting solar project in Yas Bay and continue to support their efforts towards a more sustainable future. We are confident that the 524 KWp project will help delivering reliable, high-quality clean energy to this leading entertainment destination, which attracts millions of domestic and foreign visitors. With the United Arab Emirates preparing to host COP28, this project demonstrates the sustainable impact that can be achieved in many other sites entertainment such as We work towards the country’s Net Zero goal.

This marks the third collaboration between Miral and Emerge; In March 2023, Miral Group inaugurated Abu Dhabi’s largest solar rooftop project at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. This remarkable green energy project incorporated approximately 16,000 solar modules on the theme park’s 36,000 square meter roof area, producing almost 40 percent of its annual energy demand and maintaining an impressive peak capacity of 7 megawatts (MWp).

In early 2022, Miral and Emerge signed an agreement to deploy on-site solar energy systems at the SeaWorld Abu Dhabi theme park with a capacity of 8.4 megawatts (MW). Emerge, a joint venture between Masdar and EDF, was formed in 2021 to develop distributed solar, energy efficiency, street lighting, battery storage, off-grid solar and hybrid solutions for commercial and industrial customers. As an energy services company, Emerge offers its customers complete turnkey energy supply and demand management solutions through solar energy agreements and energy performance contracts at no upfront cost to the customer.

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