DEWA signs Power Purchase Agreement for 900 MW 5th phase of the MBR Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the 5th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park with a capacity of 900 megawatts (MW).

This phase will use photovoltaic solar panels, and will be commissioned in stages starting from the third quarter of 2021. This supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.

In a consortium led by EY, intec managed this project at our Branch office in Dubai. The project started late 2018 and comprised Preparation of Design Basis Report (DBR), Feasibility study and PV layout, Support in Request for Proposal/ Tender Preparation, Support in finalization of technical contract documents and support during Contract Negotiation.

“The 900MW fifth phase of the Solar Park using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model adds to our successful solar power and clean energy projects that use the best global technologies to generate electricity from clean energy sources. The fifth phase will be implemented by Shuaa Energy 3, established by DEWA and the consortium led by ACWA Power and Gulf Investment Corporation. DEWA received the lowest global bid of USD 1.6953 cents per kilowatt hour for this project, which will use the latest solar photovoltaic bifacial technologies, with Single Axis Tracking to increase generation. We promise to continue implementing clean and renewable energy projects, guided by the vision and directives of our wise leadership to enhance the UAE’s pioneering position in all sectors,” said Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

We congratulate our team for their professional success, which shows that our company has all capabilities to support projects in this magnitude with a multi-national approach.