Dubai is tendering for the development of floating solar power plants

Dubai is tendering for the development of floating solar power plants

On June 9th, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the launch of a tender for consultancy services to study, develop and establish floating solar power plants in the waters of the Arabian Gulf.

The consultancy contract includes feasibility study and preparation of technical requirements for the construction of floating solar PV panels, environmental studies and marine requirements including tidal factors, safety procedures, electrical conductivity, system performance, and other required studies and settings, as well as preparation of technical specifications for the project.

Dubai aims to provide 75% of its energy through clean energy sources by the year 2050 and requires 42,000 MW of clean energy to achieve it. And to reach this goal, DEWA has launched several initiatives, the most important of which is the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Complex, the world’s largest renewable power plant, under the independent product system, with a production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030 and investments of about 50 billion dirhams or equivalent to US $ 13.6 billion.

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