Sanad Powertech has landed a contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul operations of the steam engine and power generator of Shams Power Company.
The Mubadala Investment Company subsidiary announced the agreement during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
Mansoor Janahi, CEO of Sanad Powertech, said: "The award of the new service contract is further evidence of Sanad Powertech’s technical excellence that enables it to continually expand its scope of work.
“Having successfully delivered high-level services to the local energy sector over the past 18 years, the new contract will provide a strong opportunity for Sanad Powertech to enter the clean energy sector, one of the most important sectors of future growth, through partnership with Masdar, a key player in the renewable energy industry on local and global levels."
Equipped with a matrix of 768 parabolic trough collectors, the solar field is one of the largest operational concentrated solar power plants globally, and generates renewable electricity from solar heat rather than light.
Through a system of parabolic mirrors which serve as solar thermal collectors, electricity is generated using conventional steam-powered turbines.
Majed Al Awadi, general manager of Shams Power Company, said: "Our contract with Sanad will have positive effects on the quality performance of the solar power station given the company’s long experience and advanced human expertise in maintenance."