RfP For Consultants To Develop Floating Solar Plants in Arabian Gulf

DEWA has issued an RfP for appointing consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf.

Floating Solar in Arabian Gulf

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for appointing consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf.

The RfP has been issued by DEWA to help support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 (DCES 2050) to diversify the energy mix in Dubai, to make the Emirate a global hub for clean energy and green economy, and provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.

The consultancy services include feasibility study, the technical requirements for a floating solar photovoltaic plant, an environmental impact assessment report, a study of the marine requirements, and other necessary studies on setting up the electrical transmission, a safety plan, and a seawater feasibility studies including tidal and system specifications, and system performance.

“At DEWA, we work in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve economic, social, and environmental sustainable development and preserve natural resources within the framework of federal and local strategies, including the UAE Vision 2021, UAE Centennial 2071, the Dubai Plan 2021, and the DCES 2050, as directed by His Highness, to make Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“At DEWA, we launch innovative initiatives and solutions in line with our vision to provide an innovative and sustainable world for generations to come. Floating photovoltaic systems are one of the most prominent emerging technologies that rely on installing solar photovoltaic systems directly above the water,” added Al Tayer.

Achieving the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 will require a production capacity of 42,000 megawatts (MW) of clean and renewable energy by 2050. DEWA launched several ambitious initiatives and projects to achieve these objectives, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the Independent Power Project (IPP) model, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030 at a total investment of AED 50 billion ($13.61 billion).

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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