About Masdar Clean Energy
Masdar is the Middle East’s largest exporter of renewable energy. It is a leading developer and operator of utility-scale, grid-tied projects; small-scale applications providing energy access to communities away from the electricity grid; and carbon abatement projects.
It has invested around US$2.7 billion (AED10 billion) in projects around the world over the last ten years, with 1-gigawatt (GW) of installed capacity and 0.7GW under development. Masdar’s renewable energy projects span Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jordan, Mauritania, Egypt, Morocco, the UK, Spain, Seychelles, and the Pacific Islands.
Within the UAE, Masdar Clean Energy projects include:
- The 100-megawatt Shams 1 solar power project with Abengoa Solar and Total that stretches over more than 2.5 square kilometres in western Abu Dhabi;
- Masdar City’s 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in Abu Dhabi;
- Masdar City’s 1-megawatt solar rooftop installations;
- And carbon capture and sequestration projects that seek to add value to the national economy while also reducing industrial carbon emissions.
Internationally, Masdar Clean Energy has invested in high-profile, utility-scale renewable energy projects like Torresol Energy, a joint venture in Spain with SENER that operates 120 megawatts of concentrated solar power plants, and the London Array, a 650-megawatt offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary.
Curent Projects Under development:
1. Dudgeon, UK (402MW offshore wind): The Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located 32 kilometres off the coast of North Norfolk, in East Anglia, is a partnership with Statoil, the Norwegian multinational oil & gas company, and Statkraft, Norway’s state-owned electricity company. Masdar has a 35% stake in the project, which is expected to reach commercial operations by the end of 2017.
2. Hywind 30MW floating offshore wind farm, Scotland, UK: Hywind is Masdar’s latest investment in the UK’s renewable energy sector and the world’s first commercial scale floating offshore windfarm, located 30 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland. It is being jointly developed with Statoil (75%) and is expected to reach commercial operations by the end of 2017.
3. Baynouna Solar Energy Project in Jordan (200 MW): Located east of Amman, Baynouna is the largest single solar energy project currently under development in Jordan. The project constitutes 4% of the installed capacity in Jordan. The plant will supply the annual energy needs of 110,000 homes and displace 360,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
4. 158MW Tesla wind farm in Serbia: Masdar signed a power purchase agreement for the Tesla wind farm in October 2016. The project is a utility scale onshore wind farm under development in Dolovo province, Serbia. Due for completion in early 2019, the project will provide clean, reliable and economically viable electricity to approximately 113,000 Serbian homes, mitigating approximately 750,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year.