Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commissioned the 200MW second unit of the parabolic basin complex in the fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
This phase uses the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with investments of up to $4.27 billion. It is set to provide clean energy for approximately 320,000 residences and reduce carbon emissions by 1.6 million tons annually.
The 950MW 4th phase is the largest single-site project in the world that combines Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and photovoltaic technologies.
“The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park’s projects constitute one of the key pillars of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. Commissioning the 200MW second unit of the parabolic basin complex in the fourth phase increased the solar park’s production capacity to 2,627MW, and DEWA’s total production capacity to 15,117MW,” stated Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
DEWA and the ACWA Power-led consortium established Noor Energy 1 as a project company to design, build, and operate the 4th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. DEWA holds a 51 percent stake in the company, ACWA Power holds 25 percent, and the Chinese Silk Road Fund owns 24 percent.
The construction of the first unit of the fourth phase project of 100MW capacity from the solar tower, the second unit of 200MW from the parabolic basin complex, and 217MW from photovoltaic solar panels is 100 percent complete.
The second unit of 200MW from the parabolic basin complex is also 100 percent complete. The third unit of 200MW from the parabolic basin complex and 33MW from photovoltaic solar panels are 87.1 percent complete.