Selected project examples

Shams One solar thermal power plant, United Arab Emirates

Shams One solar thermal power plant, United Arab Emirates

The Shams One 100 MWe solar collector plant in Abu Dhabi is one of the biggest solar thermal facilities in the world. Acting as technical consultant, Fichtner initially supported the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC/MASDAR) in the project development phase. We were responsible for feasibility study, detail engineering and drafting of tender documents, and also oversaw the transaction through to contract award. As owner´s engineer, Fichtner is responsible for project management, design review of the EPC contractor´s documents as well as supervision of construction and commissioning.

Our services

  • Feasibility study
  • Conceptual design
  • Tender documents for IPP and bid evaluation
  • Design review
  • Interface coordination
  • Witnessing of equipment acceptance tests at manufacturers’ workshops
  • Construction management with site supervision
  • Supervision of commissioning

Technical data

  • Total net capacity with booster heating: 109.3 MWe
  • Solar field area: 627,840 m²


Shams Power Company PJSC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates