Tender launched for phase two of $898mn solar park
DEWA opens bids for next stage of 100MW installation
The tender for the second phase of the AED3.3bn ($898mn) Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has been opened by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Phase two, valued at AED1bn ($272mn) will form the next stage of construction of a 100-megawatt installation to be built in public private partnership with Solar First.
The tender was opened during the first day of the Dubai Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2014.
In his opening address at the developer conference during WETEX, Saeed Mohammad Al-Tayer said: “The second phase of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will be included as one of the main expansion projects for DEWA this year which will increase capacity from 13 mega watt to 113 mega watt while the park will produce 1000MW by 2030.”
The solar project is part of the Emirate’s plan to diversify its energy mix and reduce dependency on oil and gas.
“This second project of the solar park is one of these most important projects that use sustainable sources of renewable energy,” said Tayer.