DEWA selects Masdar to build 6th phase of MBR Solar Park

Dubai Media Office

Dubai Electricity And Water Authority (DEWA) has selected Abu Dhabi renewable energy firm Masdar to construct and manage the 1,800 MW sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park at an estimated cost of up to AED 5.51 billion.

In a statement, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said the 6th phase of the solar park will use photovoltaic (PV) solar panels based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.

It will become operational in stages starting from the fourth quarter of 2024.

"The project documents, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and financial close agreements will be signed in due course," Al Tayer added.

When completed, the solar park will reduce over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

"The total capacity of the solar energy projects commissioned at the solar park has reached 2,427MW. The share of clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix is about 16.3 per cent of its total installed capacity. This percentage will reach 24 per cent in 2026 with the completion of the Sixth Phase and the remaining phases under construction of the solar park," he added.

The 6th phase of the solar park will increase the total production capacity to 4,660MW.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Nights on Dubai Eye 103.8

    11:00pm - 6:00am

    Dubai Eye complements the conversation with the music you love from the eighties, nineties and newer.

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 10:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.