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Dubai awards $3.9 billion solar energy contract to Shanghai Electric, ACWA Power

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's state energy utility awarded a $3.9 billion contract to build and run a 700 megawatt solar power plant to a consortium comprising Shanghai Electric and Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power, the government said on Saturday.The project will feature a 260-metre (850-foot) tower receiving focused sunlight, the world's tallest such tower, the government said. The consortium bid to supply electricity to Dubai for 7.3 U.S. cents per kilowatt hour.The first stage of the project is due to be commissioned in late 2020. It is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park, a vast ...

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 21:10 IST
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