25 November, 2020
UAE’s Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the opening of the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) solar park.
To be built with a total investment of AED50bn (US$13.6bn), the MBR solar park is expected to have total capacity of 5GW by 2030. With the third phase now online, the solar park currently has an operational capacity of 1,013MW.
Featuring photovoltaic solar panels, the first phase with a capacity of 13MW commenced operations in 2013, while the 200MW second phase commissioned in March 2017.
DEWA has built the third phase in partnership with a consortium led by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and EDF Group, through its subsidiary EDF Énergies Nouvelles.
Constructed with a total investment of AED3.4bn (US$940m), the third phase of the MBR solar park will generate enough clean energy for over 240,000 residences in Dubai. In addition, the third phase is expected to offset 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
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