Dubai, UAE; 14 September, 2016: DEWA has awarded the contract for Independent Power Producer (IPP) Advisory Services for the 200MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant to a consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf Limited (Financial), alongside Mott MacDonald (Technical) and Ashurt (Legal). This is part of DEWA’s efforts to make significant and steady progress in increasing the percentage of renewable and clean energy in the energy mix, and support the Dubai Green Energy Strategy 2050, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global centre of clean energy and green economy.
Accordingly, DEWA released a tender on 26 May 2016 for leading international CSP consultants to submit their proposals for advisory services for the 200MW first project of the CSP plant. It will be operational by April 2021. DEWA will generate 1,000MW using this technology by 2030. The closing date for this tender was 20 July 2016.
The project lies within the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park; the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park the largest single-site solar project in the world with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030, and a total investment of AED 50 billion. When completed, the park will reduce over 6.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
“We are determined to continue building and developing a greener economy, to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 to instil a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conserving water resources, more reliance on clean energy, and implementing green development in Dubai. We support the long-term Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative and the Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a smart and sustainable city, whose environmental elements are clean, healthy, and sustainable. We are inspired to achieve these ambitious goals of our wise leadership to diversify our energy mix to ensure energy security, and build a sustainable future, for generations to come. We have an ambitious vision and a clear strategy to develop and support sustainable energy projects in Dubai. DEWA has raised the percentage of renewable energy in Dubai energy mix to be 7% by 2020, and 25% by 2030," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of DEWA.
“To achieve our vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility, we are working to establish sustainability as the roadmap that secures a brighter and happier future for Dubai, by launching distinguished world-class initiatives and projects in green development. The 200MW CSP project is another milestone achievement that will put Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of the countries in the region in producing renewable and clean energy and supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,” concluded Al Tayer.