Built to inform

Sign up for the daily newsletters

No, Thank you

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

Masdar's developments in Abu Dhabi include solar projects.
Masdar's developments in Abu Dhabi include solar projects.

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.



Most popular


New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
Sub-Consultancy of the Year to be crowned for the first time at the gala ceremony


Leaders UAE 2019: Pinsent Masons confirmed as Gold Sponsor
Law firm is among the major construction industry players confirmed as sponsors for Leaders UAE's
Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
Dubai conference to see top officials discuss the people, trends, and challenges that will power

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 745
Jun 30, 2019