Dewa awards IPP advisory services contract for 200 MW CSP Plant

Posted on 15th September 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (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 (Financial), alongside Mott MacDonald (Technical) and Ashurt (Legal).

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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, said a statement from Dewa.

The project lies within 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 Dh50 billion ($13.6 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," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa..

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," stated Al Tayer, according to Tradearabia news report.

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, he added.

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