Dubai’s Solar Park Project phase 2 tender worth 1 billion dirhams was released by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for firms specializing the works.
The tender opening was announced during the commencement of 16th Dubai Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) by DEWA’s CEO.
The second phase of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park covers the construction of the 100-megawatt installation commissioned by 2017.
Opened tender is basically the main expansion project of DEWA for 2014 as the solar park is expected to increase its capacity to 113 megawatts from its current 13 megawatt and by 2030; the park will boost its capacity up to 1000 megawatts.
As Dubai aims to specialize its energy associates and lessens its oil and gas dependency, the solar park is the primary project to utilize the sources of renewable energy.
Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park intends to endorse the long term national initiative to achieve sustainable development in the UAE, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the initiative under a theme of “Green Economy for Sustainable Development”
The Solar Project will be a breakthrough venture using renewable energy as source to generate electricity in Dubai applying global state-of-the-art technologies
DEWA is extending efforts on broadening awareness to public in informing solar energy usage advantages.
Also, the office is persuading private sectors to invest in solar energy projects in the Emirate as a support in providing clean-energy solutions to efficiently meet the future requirements and develop a reduced carbon-footprint economy.