Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a tender for 100MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity for phase two of the Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum Solar Park at Seih al-Dahal, 50km south of Dubai. DEWA has shortlisted 24 independent power producer (IPP) developers for the project, out of 49 companies that submitted qualification documents. The submissions deadline is 23 October.

“The park is one of the biggest renewable energy projects in the region, at a cost of Dh12bn ($3.37bn),” says DEWA Chief Executive Sa’id al-Tayir. “It will produce 1GW upon completion.” DEWA connected the first phase of the solar park, a 13MW PV plant, to the Dubai grid last year. The park is due to be completed in 2030 and will deploy PV and concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies (MEES, 25 October 2013). (CONTINUED - 281 WORDS)