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Dubai’s DEWA invites bidders for 200MW solar plant

Total investments in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to reach $13.61 billion by 2030

Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (DEWA) has called for bids for a 200MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, reports the UAE state news agency WAM.

“This 200MW CSP Plant will be operational by April 2021, since we intend to continue generating 1,000MW from CSP by 2030,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site strategic solar energy project of its kind in the world, and is part of DEWA’s efforts to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase the share of clean energy in Dubai total energy output to be 7% by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.

The total capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will reach 1,000MW by 2020, and 5,000MW by 2030, with total investments of $13.61 billion.

DEWA is determined to continue building and developing a greener economy, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 of a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conserving water resources, more reliance on clean energy, and implementing green development in Dubai, Al Tayer added.

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