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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has released a tender for the 100MW Phase II of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to qualified Independent Power Producer (IPP) developers, it announced yesterday
Having received 49 qualification documents after an open request was released in May this year, DEWA has shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase of the tender. Participants have until 23 October 2014 to submit their bids.
H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA MD and CEO, said, “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.”
Al Tayer explained that the Phase II project supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, launched by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy with the aim of diversifying the energy mix by 2030 by comprising of 71 per cent natural gas, 12 per cent nuclear power, 12 per cent clean coal, and 5 per cent solar power.
Additionally, the project is in line with the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which intends to promote green economy in the UAE.
Al Tayer added, “The Park is one of the biggest renewable-energy projects in the region at a cost of AED12bn (US$3.3bn). It will produce 1,000MW upon completion.”