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DEWA receives $0.09/kWh bid for Phase 4 of MBR Solar Park

The $0.0945/kWh proposal was submitted for a 200MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, which is expected to be operational by 2021

The MBR Solar Park is the world's biggest single-site solar park based on the IPP model [representation image].
The MBR Solar Park is the world's biggest single-site solar park based on the IPP model [representation image].

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received its lowest international bid for Phase 4 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park. 

The $0.0945/kWh proposal was submitted for the 200MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, which makes up the fourth phase of the solar park.

According to DEWA, it received bids from four international consortiums on 5 June, 2017. The submission of bid proposals comes eight months after DEWA invited energy companies to send expressions of interest (EOI) for the CSP plant on 4 October, 2016.

By 27 October, 30 international solar independent power producer (IPP) players had reportedly sent in EOIs. DEWA also revealed that it received seven requests for quotations from international IPP bidders and consortiums on 5 December. The request for proposal was said to have been sent to qualified bidders on 15 January.  

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, commented: “Our achievements support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050. 

“This will transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and a green economy. The UAE’s focus on renewable energy generation has led to a drop in prices worldwide and has lowered the price of solar and wind power bids in Europe and the Middle East."

He added: “The MBR Solar Park is the biggest single-site solar park in the world that is based on the IPP model. It will generate 1,000MW by 2020 and 5,000MW by 2030. 

“The 13MW photovoltaic first phase became operational in 2013. The 200MW photovoltaic second phase of the solar park was launched in March 2017. The 800MW photovoltaic third phase will be operational by 2020, and the 200MW CSP fourth phase will be operational by 2021.”

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