DEWA moves ahead with plans for Dubai solar park phase 3

Dubai's state utility issues request for proposal documents to bidders interested in working on 800MW project
By Staff writer
Tue 29 Dec 2015 04:02 PM

Dubai's state utility has issued request for proposal (RFP) documents to bidders interested in working on the 800MW third phase of the of Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said 21 international bidders and consortium partners have pre-qualified for the project which is a key part of theemirate's plan to increase the share of renewable energy targets to 7 percent by 2020 and 25 percent by 2030.

The response to the RFP tender is expected to be received towards the end of the second quarter of 2016, DEWA said in a statement.

The 200MW second phase of Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was recently inaugurated and will be operational by 2017.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site strategic renewable energy project of its kind in the world.

The 13MW first phase became operational in 2013, with the 800MW third phase scheduled to be operational by 2020.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "We are determined to continue building and developing a greener economy, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 to instil a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conserving water resources, more reliance on clean energy, and implementing green development in Dubai."

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