Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a tender process for the 200 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant as part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.
The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is October 27 and the contract is expected to be awarded in 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 using 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 power purchase agreement PPA 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.
As we reported in early May, DEWA announced that it received five bids from international firms for the construction of the 800 MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar photovoltaic park.