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DEWA to develop floating solar power plants

Power News - Published on Wed, 12 Jun 2019

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has issued a request for proposal for appointing consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf. This is a new and innovative initiative by Dewa to use solar power that supports the objectives of 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 per cent of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2050.

The consultancy services include a 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 electrical transmission, a safety plan, and a seawater feasibility studies including tidal and system specifications, and system performance.

Mr Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa said that "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.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 12 Jun 2019
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