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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has recently issued a tender for the second phase of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, a 100MW photovoltaic (PV) plant that will be developed and operated by a qualified Independent Power Producer. Dewa has received 49 qualification documents and has shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase.
The second phase of the Solar Park project is based on PV technology to produce electricity. It is expected to be operational by 2017.
Ten bidders were chosen after opening the bids last month. The bids will be reviewed according to the criteria developed by the advisory committee that oversees the project.
“The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is one of the largest renewable energy projects in the region and demonstrates our commitment to achieve our vision to become a sustainable world-class utility,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa.
The project supports the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the use of renewable energy sources in Dubai. It also supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, which was launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
Al Tayer further said the project is a key step towards making solar-powered electricity a part of Dubai’s energy portfolio.
Source: Property Weekly