The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract for an engineering consultant for the overall development of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and the construction of a 10MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant, to M/S ILF consultant engineers.
The winner beat ‘six high-quality engineering firms from around the globe in response to the tender, which was issued on Nov.10, 2011.’
The park, which is located in Seih Al Dahal on the Dubai to Al Ain Road is expected to have a capacity of 1000MW.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of the Dewa said: “This supports the vision of His Highness towards promoting the sustainable future development for the Emirate of Dubai, and the initiatives to build a ‘green sustainable economy.’ It also plans for the preservation of natural resources while protecting the environment from pollution.”
Saeed said Dewa will manage and operate the overall development of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park as part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.
“This study is a key step in the implementation of the energy diversification strategy adopted by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy,” added Saeed.