miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

UAE, Spain team up for clean energy

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed with Spain’s King Juan Carlos at the inauguration of the Torresol Energy’s Gemasolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Sevilla, southern Spain, on Tuesday.

Abu Dhabi: General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and King Juan Carlos I of Spain yesterday launched the Torresol Energy's Gemasolar concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Spain.

"The project is a fruit of the constructive cooperation between the UAE and Spain, which stresses the UAE's approach towards launching initiatives and projects that serve the renewable energy sector," Shaikh Mohammad said.

He highlighted the UAE's role in enhancing international relations in the area of renewable energy and advanced technology, as well as in supporting efforts aiming at curbing the effects of climate change.

Shaikh Mohammad underscored the significance of gaining technological knowledge and transferring expertise by engaging Emiratis in these projects.

The CSP plant will deliver renewable energy to 25,000 homes throughout the region of Andalusia.

A Masdar statement said that the plant will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30,000 tonnes a year. "

Spain’s King Juan Carlos, General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, and Shaikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Adviser to the National Security Council, with other dignitaries during the inaugural ceremony of the Gemasolar solar energy plant in Andalusia, Spain, marking a successful joint venture between Masdar, Torresol Energy and Sener