Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has received interest from 30 companies to develop a 200 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant.
DEWA launched the tender process for the project in October and it expects to be awarded during the first quarter of 2017.
The selected developer will own the project with DEWA, which will buy the power under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).
The 200 MW CSP plant is part of a 1,000 MW CSP plant, which will be the IV phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which uses CSP and PV technologies, is one of the largest renewable energy projects in the region, with a planned production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030. DEWA will establish PPAs for the output of the entire facility.
In September, DEWA selected KPMG, Mott MacDonald and Ashurst to provide financial, technical and legal advisory services to carry out the project.