DEWA receives 4 international bids for 6th phase of solar park


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received four bids from international companies for a consultancy contract for the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Its production capacity will be 900 megawatts.

The overall project is the largest single-site solar park in the world, and is expected to have a total capacity of 5,000 megawatts by 2030.

It's part of Dubai plans to use clean energy sources to meet all of its power requirements by 2050.

The share of clean energy production within Dubai's energy mix is currently 11.5 per cent and is expected to reach 14 per cent by the end of this year.

"The current production capacity of the solar park is 1,627 MW using photovoltaic solar panels. DEWA is implementing other projects at the park with a total capacity of 1,233 MW using photovoltaic solar panels and concentrated solar power technologies," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

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