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DEWA awards $68mn Solar Park substation contract

A new 400 kV facility will link 100MW expansion to the grid.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract to build a new 400 kV substation to support the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Seih Al Dahal.

In a statement, the Dubai utility did not reveal the name of the winning bidder but Siemens, ABB, Alstom, Mitsubishi Corp and Gulf Jyoti Intl all expressed firm interest, according to the DEWA website.

The AED250mn ($68mn) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project will link the 100MW first expansion phase of the Solar Park to DEWA’s grid by the second quarter of 2017.

Twenty four qualified developers have been shortlisted to develop the project and must submit bids by 23 October 2014.

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