The solar park is expected to attain a production capacity of 5,000MW by 2030
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received four bids from international companies for the consultancy contract for the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park. The solar park is billed as the world’s largest single-site solar park using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The production capacity of the sixth phase is slated to be 900MW.
“Since its launch, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park’s projects have received considerable interest from global developers, which reflects the confidence of investors from around the world in DEWA’s major projects in collaboration with the private sector using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. DEWA’s total production capacity of energy is 14,117 MW, while the current production capacity of the Solar Park is 1,627 MW using photovoltaic solar panels,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
In January 2022, Abengoa announced the completion of solar fields at MBR Solar Park.
He added, “DEWA is implementing other projects at the solar park with a total capacity of 1,233MW using photovoltaic solar panels and concentrated solar power technologies, which raises the share of clean energy production within Dubai’s energy mix to 11.5%. This is expected to reach 14% by the end of this year.”
According to a WAM report, the park is expected to attain a production capacity of 5,000MW by 2030. Late in January, DEWA said it had increased the production capacity within the fifth phase of the MBR Al Maktoum Solar Park to 330MW.
He concluded, “We seek to put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of producing renewable and clean energy. DEWA has achieved world records for the lowest solar energy prices (Levelised Cost of Electricity), for five consecutive times, making Dubai a global benchmark for solar power prices.”
In late August, construction work on the fourth phase of the MBR Solar Park was 90% complete according to DEWA.