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

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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.

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