UAE: Abu Dhabi constructing 350MW solar plant
Reports claim a developer will be picked in 2016 for Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority's solar plant in Sweihan
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) is constructing a 350MW solar plant in the Emirate.
The Sweihan plant is Adwea's first renewable project, and part of the Emirate's plan to produce 7% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Existing renewable energy projects in the UAE capital include Masdar's developments, comprising solar projects, as well as Adwea's 11 gas-fired independent water and power projects (IWPPs).
Abu Dhabi is also constructing the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, with its first reactor scheduled for commissioning in 2017.
According to Reuters, a soruce said: "Adwea has just embarked on the process to select a developer for the solar photovoltaic project, which is aimed to be finalised by the middle of next year."
The developer, which the report claims will be picked by mid-2016, will take a 40% stake in the project, with 60% to be held by Adwea.