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DEWA releases tender for solar park expansion

Dubai utility shortlists 24 firms for 100MW solar project.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has released a tender for the 100 MW-Phase II of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to qualified Independent Power Producer (IPP) developers.

Forty nine companies submitted documents for the qualification process which was released last May.

DEWA has shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase of the tender and the deadline for submitting the bids is 23 October 2014.

“We are committed to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to diversify the energy mix in Dubai,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“Through implementing the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, DEWA is fulfilling the vision of our prudent leadership for the sustainable development of Dubai,”

The Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai launched the Dubai Integrated Strategy 2030 to diversify the energy mix by 2030 to comprise 71% from natural gas, 12% from nuclear power, 12% from clean coal, and 5% from solar power.

The Solar Park is one of the biggest renewable-energy projects in the region at a cost of AED 12bn and will eventually produce 1,000 megawatts upon completion.

Al Tayer expressed his satisfaction with the number of bids received for the project from international developers.

He noted that this wide international participation in this vital field reflects the trust and interest of international investors to invest in large projects supported by the Government of Dubai.

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