Dubai's state utility firm has awarded the contract for advisory services for the planned 200MW concentrated solar power plant which will form part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said in a statement that it has hired a consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf Limited (Financial), alongside Mott MacDonald (Technical) and Ashurt (Legal).
It added that the contract award is part of DEWA's efforts to "make significant and steady progress" in increasing the percentage of renewable and clean energy in Dubai's energy mix.
DEWA said the 200MW project will be operational by April 2021 and plans to generate 1,000MW using solar technology by 2030.
The project lies within the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar project in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030, and a total investment of AED50 billion.
When completed, the park will reduce over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
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.
"The 200MW CSP project is another milestone achievement that will put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of the countries in the region in producing renewable and clean energy."For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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