Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has selected Saudi firm ACWA Power and Spain’s TSK as the preferred bidding consortium for Phase 2 of the Dh12bn ($3.4bn) Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum Solar Park, being built 50km south of Dubai city at Seih al-Dahal.

DEWA also announced a doubling of Phase 2 capacity from 100MW to 200MW. DEWA chief executive Sa’id al-Tayir says the capacity hike will make Phase 2 “one of the biggest strategic new independent power producer (IPP) projects in the renewable energy market worldwide.” (CONTINUED - 280 WORDS)