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DEWA tenders for Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will float a tender for an 800MW plant, part of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park's expansion

An 800MW power plant will be constructed at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
An 800MW power plant will be constructed at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will launch a tender for an 800MW power plant in the fourth quarter of this year, it was announced.

The power plant will be constructed as part of the third phase expansion of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, the company said in a statement on Saturday, 19 September, 2015. 

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

Strategic plans charted out by the Emirate expect 7% of power generation in 2020, and 15% in 2030, to be from renewables. 

The 13MW first phase became operational in October 2013, and the 200MW second phase will be operational by 2017.

The full solar park scheme will have a capacity of 3,000MW, the report added. 

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