Skip to content Skip to Search
Skip navigation

DEWA invites international bids for sixth phase of solar park

The sixth phase of the solar park will become operational in stages from Q3 2025.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited international companies to submit their expressions of interest (EOI) to implement the sixth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park, WAM, the UAE state-owned news agency, reported.

The deadline for submitting EOIs is October 10.

DEWA’s CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that the 900 MW sixth phase of the solar park will be implemented using photovoltaic solar panels and will become operational in stages starting from Q3 2025.

With the completion of the 900 MW sixth phase, the solar park’s production capacity will reach 3,760 MW, which will increase to 5,000 MW by 2030, Al Tayer said.

DEWA has attracted about AED 40 billion ($10.89 billion) of investments through the independent power producer (IPP) model, the report said.

The production capacity of clean energy has reached about 12.1 percent of Dubai’s total energy mix and is expected to reach 14 percent by the end of this year.

The solar park is the largest single-site solar park in the world, with total investments of AED 50 billion. When completed, it will reduce more than 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Latest articles

Lesha Bank's total assets under management increased to QAR6.4 billion, an 11 percent increase year on year

Qatari Islamic bank buys Kazakhstan’s Bereke Bank

Lesha Bank, a sharia-compliant bank in Qatar, has acquired Bereke Bank from Kazakhstan government-backed Baiterek Holding for QAR532 million ($146 million). The Qatar Stock Exchange-listed company said in a statement that the transaction is, however, subject to regulatory approvals. Last month the bank reported an all-time high quarterly net profit of QAR28.8 million in the first quarter of […]

Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the signing ceremony for the joint venture between Edge and Fincantieri

UAE-Italian venture wins $434m deal for naval vessels

A joint venture between UAE’s state-owned defence company Edge Group and Italy’s Fincantieri will build a shipbuilding facility for advanced naval vessels in Abu Dhabi. The new venture, Maestral, has secured a large order from the UAE Coast Guard Forces for 10 advanced 51-metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) worth €400 million ($434 million). Edge owns 51 […]

Dubai's total passenger traffic for Q1 2024 reached 23,052,060, an annual rise of 8.4 percent

Passenger traffic at UAE airports increases 15%

Passenger traffic at UAE airports rose 15 percent year on year to 36.5 million in the first three months of 2024, according to data released by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)  Arrivals reached 10.7 million, while departures stood at 10.9 million. The number of transit passengers was 14.9 million, the state-run Wam news agency […]

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Jordan's King Abdullah II talk during a meeting in Abu Dhabi in March

UAE’s ADQ to invest $5bn in Jordan’s economy

Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund ADQ has completed plans to invest $5 billion in infrastructure and other projects in Jordan. ADQ has completed the formalities to set up the infrastructure investment fund company, Jordan’s ministry of investment said in a statement. This initiative is part of the agreement signed with the UAE during last year’s visit to […]