Dewa issues tender for solar park - phase 2
Dubai, August 17, 2014
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a tender for the construction of the Phase II of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Qualified Independent Power Producers (IPP) are eligible to bid for the 100MW project.
The park is one of the biggest renewable energy projects in the region, being developed at a cost of Dh12 billion. It will produce 1,000MW of power upon completion.
The first phase of the project - a photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 13MW - is already operational and has been connected to Dewa's grid which covers the whole of the emirate.
The project supports the 'Green Economy for Sustainable Development' initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
For the Phase II, Dewa received 49 qualification documents through open request for the qualification process which was released last May. It shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase of the tender. Deadline for submitting the bids is October 23.
The Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai launched the Dubai Integrated Strategy 2030 to diversify the energy mix by 2030 to comprise 71 per cent from natural gas, 12pc from nuclear power, 12pc from clean coal, and 5pc from solar power, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.