The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 900-megawatt (MW) Phase 6 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is 10 October 2022, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on Saturday, 8 October 2022.
“The deadline to receive EOI is 12:00 pm on 10 October 2022,” DEWA said in a press statement.
Phase 6 would be based on photovoltaic (PV) solar technology and developed using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, the statement said.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said the 6th phase would become operational in stages starting from the third quarter of 2025.
Last month, Zawya Projects had reported that DEWA received four bids from international companies to provide IPP advisory services for Phase 6.
With the completion of Phase 6, the Solar Park’s production capacity will reach 3,760 MW, Al Tayer said, adding that the target for 2030 is 5,000 MW.
The Solar Park’s current production capacity of 1,727 MW is based entirely on PV solar while 1,133 MW of total capacity under implementation incorporates both PV solar and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies, the DEWA statement said.
Last month, a Zawya Projects report said Phase B of the 900 MW Phase 5 has commenced operations.
In August, DEWA had announced that the 950 MW Phase 4, which comprises of a 700MW CSP plant and a 250MW PV solar plant, is 90 percent complete.
The DEWA statement said the share of clean energy in Dubai’s total energy mix is expected to reach 14 percent by the end of 2022.
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(Writing by SA Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)