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Dubai: DEWA to tender third phase of solar park

The tender to build the third phase of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park is expected to be unveiled within the next 6 weeks

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, UAE.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai, UAE.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority are set to launch a tender to build the third phase of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park.

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer, chief executive, DEWA, said the tender will be floated within the next six weeks. 

"Within a short period, we will open the tender, within a month and a half," he told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference. 

"The award of this contract will be this year, accoridng to the programme, in June; 800 megawatts will be awarded."

DEWA said in September it would start accepting expressions of interest for the plant. 

No figure for the cost of the project was disclosed. 

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.

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