Leading developer Miral has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) to develop the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi on Yas Island in the UAE capital.
Set to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2021, the project aims to provide an estimated 16,000 solar modules across the award-winning theme park’s 36,000-sq-m rooftop.
On completion, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will become the largest solar powered theme park in the GCC producing nearly 40 per cent of its annual energy demand.
Under the agreement, Masdar will provide a full turnkey solution for the 7-megawatt peak (MWp) project, including the design, procurement, and construction, as well as operation and maintenance of the plant.
"We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with Miral to develop Abu Dhabi’s largest rooftop solar project," remarked Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi.
"As per the World Green Building Council data, building-related emissions contribute almost 55 per cent of global electricity demand and optimising energy efficiency in the built environment is critical to achieving the UAE's clean energy goals," stated Al Ramahi.
"We are proud to be supporting Abu Dhabi’s 2030 energy efficiency strategy to reduce overall electricity consumption by 22 per cent and we look forward to leveraging our energy services experience to support Miral’s efforts of implementing energy efficient solutions across its destinations and attractions," he added.
The project will be executed under Masdar’s Energy Services department, who pursue projects, in which Masdar invests, across the UAE and the Saudi Arabia.
Miral CEO Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Masdar on this landmark agreement. Sustainability is high on our agenda and with Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi recognised as the world’s largest indoor theme park, it is the ideal location for a project of this scale."
"This collaboration is a testament to our commitment of harnessing the most efficient, innovative and sustainable systems across our developments on Yas Island, further positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment, leisure and business," he stated.-TradeArabia News Service