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.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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