Dubai's DEWA to tender third phase of solar park in 6 weeks

Dubai’s strategic plan envisions 7% of power generation from renewables by 2020 and 15 percent by 2030
Dubai's DEWA to tender third phase of solar park in 6 weeks
By Reuters
Tue 09 Feb 2016 08:50 AM

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will launch a tender to build the third phase of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park in six weeks, its chief executive has said.

"Within a short period, we will open the tender, within a month and a half," Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference. "The award of this contract will be this year, according to the programme, in June; 800 megawatts will be awarded."

DEWA said in September it would start accepting expressions of interest for the plant. Tayer did not give a figure for the cost of the project.

Dubai doubled the capacity of the second phase of the solar park from 100 MW to 200 MW after receiving the lowest-ever recorded cost for solar power in a tender won by Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power and Spain's TSK.

The emirate's strategic plan envisions 7 percent of power generation from renewables by 2020 and 15 percent by 2030.

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