Dubai seeks developers for 6th phase of 5-GW solar project
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the UAE. Image by DEWA.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Saturday issued an invitation to developers to send their Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 900-MW sixth phase of the emirate's ambitious Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The government authority set a tight deadline -- EOIs are expected by 12:00 pm on October 10.
The sixth phase of the megaproject will be built using photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and should come into operation in stages, starting from the third quarter of 2025, DEWA noted.
In September, DEWA received four bids from international companies targeting a consultancy contract for the 900-MW project.
Currently, the solar park's production capacity from PV panels is 1,727 MW and further sections of the park totalling 1,133 MW from both solar panel and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies are being implemented.
Once the sixth phase is completed, the solar park’s production capacity will grow to 3,760 MW. Eventually, the facility will reach 5,000 MW by 2030, requiring total investments of AED 50 billion (USD 13.61bn/EUR 14bn).
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