SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is the first SeaWorld marine-life park to open outside of the United States in more than 30 years. The marine life theme park is going to provide one-of-a-kind immersive encounters that captivate guests from the United Arab Emirates and around the globe and deepen their understanding of and appreciation for marine life. The next-generation park is going to also house the first center for marine education and research in the UAE, as well as the first rescue and rehabilitation activities in the area, with the aim of reintroducing healthy animals to their natural habitats. The facility will support ongoing and forthcoming marine life research on local species while advancing marine science and understanding worldwide. Clean energy is one of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s distinguishing characteristics.
The SeaWorld Abu Dhabi theme park is now being built on Yas Island, and Emerge, which is a joint project between the UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF, said today that it has inked a deal with Miral, Abu Dhabi’s top producer of immersive experiences and destinations, to implement on-site solar energy equipment there.
The main building of the marine-life mega growth on Yas Island will have rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) systems installed as part of the project, which will have an 8.2-megawatt (MW) capacity. Including design, procurement, building, operation, and maintenance services, Emerge will offer a complete turnkey solution.
The chief executive officer of Miral, Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, stated, “Our partnership with Emerge marks a crucial step in SeaWorld Abu Dhabi’s sustainability strategy. The installation of new solar energy systems is in line with our efforts to maximize the potential of sustainable sources throughout our developments. This collaboration, a key environmental milestone, highlights our dedication to sustainability while enhancing Yas Island’s status as a top travel destination within the Emirates.”
“As an organization, we are committed to fostering a more sustainable future and support all activities that contribute to that cause,” stated Marc Swanson, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. By signing this agreement, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is supporting our efforts to implement effective and cutting-edge solutions throughout all of our parks. We are delighted to share and trade our insights with the region as we work with our collaborators on the inaugural SeaWorld marine-life theme park beyond the United States.”
Masdar’s chief executive officer (CEO), Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, stated that the project “demonstrates Abu Dhabi’s dedication to developing novel solutions to achieve its clean energy goals and increase renewable energy usage. The Emerge joint venture is perfectly suited to support Miral’s continuous environmental initiatives and, in turn, help to foster environmental sustainability within the regional tourism and leisure sector by utilizing the local and international knowledge of Masdar and EDF, both top firms in the energy sector.”