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Sterling and Wilson gets world's largest solar PV plant

Project will deliver a capacity of 1,177 Mwp, surpassing current largest 850 Mwp

Jyoti Mukul  |  New Delhi 

solar energy, solar power

Sterling and Wilson, one of the dominant global forces in the solar-PV space, has bagged along with Operation & Maintenance contract for the world’s largest single location PV plant in Sweihan, Emirates of Abu Dhabi. The project will deliver a capacity of 1,177 Mwp, easily surpassing the current largest 850 Mwp single location plant in  

With construction already underway, the plant, which is spread over a desert area of 7.8 sq. km, is scheduled to be fully integrated with the grid in a record timeline of just 23 months. The project was awarded at the lowest ever recorded bid in the history of PV  

The plant is jointly developed by Marubeni, a Japanese integrated trading and investment giant, along with Jinko, a global leader in the industry, and (ADWEA). The consortium has successfully bid a tariff of $2.42 cents per kilowatt hour, marking the lowest cost ever for power.