DEWA awards advisory contract for Dubai solar project

Consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf wins advisory service contract for 200MW CSP power plant at Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park


The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract for independent power producer (IPP) advisory services for a solar plant in the emirate.

A consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf Limited (Financial), alongside Mott MacDonald (Technical) and Ashurt (Legal) won the advisory contract for the 200MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant within the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

“DEWA released a tender on 26 May 2016 for leading international CSP consultants to submit their proposals for advisory services for the 200MW first project of the CSP plant. It will be operational by April 2021. DEWA will generate 1,000MW using this technology by 2030. The closing date for this tender was 20 July 2016,” the statement said.


The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar project in the world, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030, and a total investment of AED 50 billion. When completed, the park will reduce over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.


“DEWA has raised the percentage of renewable energy in Dubai energy mix to be 7% by 2020, and 25% by 2030,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, head of DEWA.

“To achieve our vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility, we are working to establish sustainability as the roadmap that secures a brighter and happier future for Dubai, by launching distinguished world-class initiatives and projects in green development. The 200MW CSP project is another milestone achievement that will put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of the countries in the region in producing renewable and clean energy.”

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