Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received 95 Expressions of Interest from international energy companies in response to its tender request on 8-29 September 2015 for the third Phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
The project, based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, is another landmark project that will make Dubai and the UAE a regional leader in producing renewable and clean energy.
DEWA is in the process of preparing the Request for Qualification (RFQ) documents. The RFQ is expected to be released to bidders who have submitted their EOIs by November this year. The project's tender is expected to be released before the end of the year.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said:
“His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the plans for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park in January 2012. It is currently being built in the Seih Al Dahal area. This park supports the vision of His highness to build a sustainable green economy based on the conservation of natural resources and the preservation of the environment. Its capacity will eventually reach 3,000MW by 2030.”
“DEWA has proved its flexibility to meet updates in the energy sector based on its success in getting the cheapest international price for solar power, at US$ 5.4 cents per kilowatt hour. We increased the targeted energy mix for renewable energy target in the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 from 1% to 7% by 2020 and from 5% to 15% by 2030. Also, we succeeded in increasing the generation capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, which will become the largest singles-site renewable energy project in the world, to 3,000MW by 2030. We also increased the capacity of the second project to 200MW, which will be ready by April 2017. We also increased the capacity of third phase of the project to 800MW. This is another achievement that will put the UAE at the forefront of renewable energy generation.”