Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 36

5-Sep-2011

UAE

Bids Are In For Abu Dhabis Noor 1 Solar Power Plant

Abu Dhabis clean energy initiative, Masdar, has received bids to build its second major solar power project, the 100mw capacity Noor 1 plant. This photovoltaic project follows Shams 1, a $600mn 100mw capacity concentrated solar power plant, which is scheduled for completion in 2012. Noor 1 will come on line in 2013.

The emirate is struggling to hit its target of 7% of its...