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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) seeks to appoint consultants for the development of floating solar PV plants in the Arabian Gulf.

The consultancy services include:

  • A feasibility study,
  • Technical requirements for a floating solar photovoltaic plant,
  • An environmental impact assessment report,
  • A study of the marine requirements,
  • Necessary studies on setting up electrical transmission,
  • A safety plan,
  • A seawater feasibility studies including tidal and system specifications, and system performance.

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Floating solar forms part of innovative solutions

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, commented: “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 water.”

Achieving the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 will require a production capacity of 42,000MW 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.

This is the largest single-site solar park in the world, based on the Independent Power Project model, with a planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030 at a total investment of AED 50 billion.