Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park- Phase 3

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A Masdar- led consortium is developing the third phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is an 800 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant. Phase 3 is part of what will be the largest single-site solar park in the world, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030.The plant is being developed on a 16 square kilometre area in Seih Al Dahal, located on the outskirts of Dubai.

Owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the third phase will be developed by a Masdar-led consortium. The consortium won the project in July 2016, as a result of offering the lowest recorded bid for a solar plant at the time, valued at 2.99 US cents per kilowatt hour (kW/h).

Starting January 2017, Phase 3 will be constructed in three stages: the first 200 MW is expected to be complete by April 2018; the second 300 MW by April 2019; and the final 300 MW planned for April 2020, to coincide with the World Expo 2020 in Dubai.

When complete, the 800MW facility will offset 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Quick facts

  • Phase 3 of DEWA’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park solar plant has 800MW capacity
  • This phase will be developed by a Masdar-led consortium + Construction to occur over three phases
  • Expected to be commissioned by April 2020
  • When complete, Phase 3 will displace 1.4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions each year