The tender for the first phase of the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) project at Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will be issued in the first quarter 2017, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) chief executive has said.
The tender will be to develop a 200 megawatt CSP plant with energy storage capacity of between 15 and 20 hours, Gulf News reported Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer as saying.
The AED50 billion Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will have 5 gigawatts of capacity once it is completed in 2030, including 1,000 megawatts of CSP technology.
The authority awarded the consultancy tender for the 200 megawatt CSP plan to a KPMG-led consortium in September to set out guidelines for companies bidding on the project.
In June, Al Tayer reportedly said that Dewa would choose the lowest bidder to develop the 200 megawatt CSP plant and that it was targeting bids of around 8 cents per kilowatt hour compared with the current rate of 15 cents.
Dubai is targeting to increase the percentage of renewables in its energy mix to 7 per cent by 2020 and 25 per cent by 2030.
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