The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with the Saudi Arabian company ACWA Power and the Chinese company Shanghai Electric for the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (CSP). The
AED14.2bn (US$3.9bn) fourth phase will consist of a 600 MW parabolic basin complex and a 100 MW solar tower, which will be commissioned starting from the end of 2020.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is a giant solar project worth US$13.6bn. It is scheduled to generate 1,000 MW by 2020 and 5,000 MW by 2030. The first 13 MW phase (PV) came onstream in 2013, followed by the 200 MW second phase (PV) of the solar park in March 2017. The 800 MW third phase (PV) is set to become operational by 2020, along with the fourth stage of 700 MW.
The project fits into the framework of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which intends increase the share of renewable energies in Dubais total power output up to 7% by 2020, 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.
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