Third phase of Dubai’s mega solar park to be operational in April

Dubai: The 800 MW third phase of Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park will be operational in April, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) revealed.

Work is currently underway on the site, focusing on operational preparations to evaluate the readiness of the substation. After the primary tests, the substation will undergo pilot operational tests, a statement said.

DEWA is building the 800 MW photovoltaic third phase of the solar park in three stages, in partnership with a consortium led by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, and EDF Group, through its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles.

The third stage will see 300 MW of energy generated using photovoltaic technology across the solar farms.

Based on an independent power producer (IPP) model, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park is set to be the largest single-site solar park in the world when complete.

It has a planned capacity of 5,000 MW in 2030.

Source: Gulf Business