Once completely operational, the MBR Solar Park in Dubai is expected to be the largest single-site solar park in the world.
- DEWA has launched a tender for independent power producer advisory services
- It is for the phase V of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park
- Last date to submit tender documents has been set as July 22, 2018
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Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is looking for independent power producer (IPP) advisory services for a PV plant for Phase V of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park. It has issued tender documents to be submitted by July 22, 2018.
The tender document does not mention any other details. More details will be available on the website of DEWA later.
MBR Solar Park is an ambitious project of the Government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On completion it is planned to have 5 GW of solar power capacity. Its development has been going on in phases.
In the first phase, 13 MW was operationalized, followed by 200 MW in Phase II (see DEWA Commissions 200 MW Ahead Of Schedule). Under Phase III, 800 MW will be developed, out of which 200 MW was recently commissioned by Masdar and EDF EN (see 200 MW Connected To Grid In Dubai), while the remaining capacity is planned to come online by 2020.
The park will also have a concentrated solar power (CSP) unit. DEWA MD and CEO Mohammed Al Tayer had said recently that the total capacity of PV and CSP IPP based projects is 1.5 GW. In March 2018, the fourth phase of the solar park was launched with construction commencing on the 700 MW CSP unit. The 5 GW target is planned to be reached by 2030.