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DEWA Invites International Developers To Send EOI To Implement The 6th Phase Of The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited international developers to send their Expressions of Interest (EOI) to implement the 6th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The deadline to receive the EOI is 12:00 pm on Monday, 10 October 2022.

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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the 900 MW 6th phase of the Solar Park will be implemented using photovoltaic solar panels. It will become operational in stages starting from Q3 of 2025.

“We work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. We continue to expand the projects of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which has a current production capacity of 1,727 MW using photovoltaic solar panels. DEWA is implementing other projects at the Solar Park with a total capacity of 1,133 MW using photovoltaic solar panels and Concentrated Solar Power technologies. With the completion of the 900 MW 6th phase, the Solar Park’s production capacity will reach 3,760 MW. This will increase to 5,000 MW by 2030,” said Al Tayer.

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Al Tayer explained that DEWA has attracted about AED 40 billion of investments through the IPP model and has achieved world records for the lowest prices for solar energy (Levelised Cost of Energy) five consecutive times, making Dubai a benchmark for solar energy prices worldwide.

The production capacity of clean energy has reached about 12.1% of Dubai’s total energy mix and is expected to reach 14% by the end of this year. The Solar Park, implemented by DEWA using the IPP model, is the largest single-site solar park in the world, with total investments of AED 50 billion. When completed, the Solar Park will reduce more than 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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