The Dubai Electrical energy and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued an replace indicating that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park remains to be concentrating on 5 GW of technology capability inside this decade.
An replace from the utility accountable for the world’s largest single-site photo voltaic park has reaffirmed that the undertaking will proceed to focus on 5 GW of producing capability by 2030.
In July, pv journal reported that the ambitions of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park might need been scaled again, primarily based on a funds replace revealed by DEWA. That DEWA price replace stated AED 12 billion ($3.27 billion) had been apportioned “to finish the unbiased energy producer (IPP) tasks within the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photo voltaic Park” – plus two different infrastructure websites – “within the subsequent 5 years.”
Nevertheless an replace revealed this week, following a web site go to by DEWA CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, indicated that 2030 stays the undertaking deadline for an eventual 5 GW web site. The newest undertaking information launched by DEWA confirmed the deadline for completion of the 900 MW fifth section, initially set for mid-2021, is subsequent 12 months. The 330 MW first undertaking of the AED 2.06 billion fifth section is already operational and options bifacial photo voltaic panels mounted on single-axis trackers and absolutely automated robotic cleansing.
This week, DEWA stated the second undertaking of the fifth section was 93.3% full and the third undertaking was 26.03% full. The corporate will personal 60% of the fifth section, with 50% state-owned Saudi developer ACWA Energy and Gulf Funding Corp. (GIC) holding a 40% stake between them. GIC is equally owned by the governments of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
DEWA stated building work on the delayed 950 MW fourth section of the photo voltaic subject is 90% full. That a part of the general undertaking is being developed by DEWA and ACWA, with Beijing’s state-owned Chinese language Silk Highway Fund holding a 24% stake.
Section 4 of the park will characteristic a 600 MW parabolic basin and 100 MW concentrating photo voltaic tower, each of which have been alleged to have been accomplished final 12 months. It’ll additionally embrace 250 MW of standard PV producing capability. DEWA stated the location presently has 1,627 MW of technology capability and is engaged on an extra 1,233 MW, which might imply an extra 2,140 MW could be required to hit the 2030 goal of 5 GW.