SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, currently under construction on Yas Island, is installing rooftop solar systems to supply clean energy across the new marine life theme park.
Emerge, a joint venture between the UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF, has teamed up with Miral on the project, which will have a capacity of 8.2 megawatts (MW).
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will feature the UAE’s first dedicated centre for marine research and education, as well as the world’s largest aquarium. The aquarium will be filled with 25 million litres of water, and will include more than 68,000 marine animals.
Marc Swanson, SeaWorld CEO, said: “[We are] committed to creating a more sustainable future.”
“This agreement reflects SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s alignment with our efforts to adopt efficient and innovative solutions across our parks.”
“Working with our partners on the first SeaWorld marine life theme park outside of the US, we are excited to share and exchange our experiences with the region and come together for a better environment.”
Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, added: “Our agreement with Emerge marks an important step in SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s sustainability strategy.”
“The deployment of new solar energy systems is consistent with our progress towards further leveraging the capacity of sustainable sources across our developments.”
“[The partnership] underscores our commitment to sustainability as we strengthen Yas Island’s position as a global destination within the Emirates’ tourism ecosystem.”