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Dewa opens tender for Phase 5 of Dubai's MBR Solar Park

Dewa has received 64 letters of intent for the project on which staged commissioning will begin in Q2 2021

Dewa has launched a tender for Phase 5 of Dubai's MBR Solar Park.
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Dewa has launched a tender for Phase 5 of Dubai's MBR Solar Park.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has floated a tender for Phase 5 of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park), which will deliver 900 MW of energy using photovoltaic (PV) solar panels under the independent power producer model. 

The deadline to submit bids is 22 August, with the winning bid set to own 40% of the project's operator company. Dewa will own the rest of the entity and purchase PV power over a 25-year period. 

Dewa has received letters of intent for the tender from 64 companies, and staged commissioning of MBR Solar Park's Phase 5 will begin in Q2 2021. 

Commenting on the project, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa, said: “We are committed to completing the phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to the highest international standards with the latest solar power technologies.”

Al Tayer said the project supported the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Eight Principles of Governance in Dubai, and the 50-Year-Charter, which Sheikh Mohammed issued.

He added: “This ensures that the energy supply will meet growing demand in Dubai and enhance the shift toward green economy by increasing its share of clean energy.”

MBR Solar Park is the largest single-site solar facility of its kind in the world, and will have a capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030 with investments of $13.6bn (AED50bn).\

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