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Dubai is starting out on its largest solar power project to date, under a plan that recently got bigger. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi has poured concrete for a fourth nuclear reactor, as Dubai is expecting bids for a coal-fired plant.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is seeking expressions of interest for 800MW of solar power capacity. This will comprise phase-2 of the 3GW Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktum Solar Park, which is being developed 50km south of Dubai city at Seih al-Dahal.
DEWA says it is looking for proposals from international developers by the end of September to build the plant as an independent power producer (IPP) project. The authority aims to release the tender for phase-3 in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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