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Project Summary
Project Name: Dewa’s Dubai CSP Power Plant - Phase IV
Facility Type: Solar Power Station
Client: Noor 1 Energy
Budget (US $): 4,300,000,000
Project Initiation: Not Given
Project Completion:: Apr 06, 2021
Status: EPC Awarded,
Location: Dubai
Project Current Status

Construction work on the fourth phase of the MBR Solar Park has advanced further with the completion of 128 pillars of the project’s solar tower. (December 2018)

Project History
  • DEWA has invited consultants to submit proposals for advisory services for the 200MW Solar CSP Power Plant - Phase IV project. Last date to submit bids is 20 July, 2016. (June 2016)
  • Dewa has received bids for advisory services for the 200MW Solar CSP project. The bidders are - PwC Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, KPMG Lower Gulf Ltd, and Ernst And Young Middle East (Dubai Branch). PwC has submitted the lowest bid price of AED 6.9million ($1.9million). (July 2016)
  • The advisory services contract for the project has been awarded to a consortium led by KPMG Lower Gulf (Financial), alongside Mott MacDonald (Technical) and Ashurt (Legal). (September 2016)
  • Expressions of Interest (EoIs) have been invited to be submitted by 27 October, 2016 for the selection of a development partner for the project. (October 2016)
  • DEWA has received EoI for the selection of a development partner for its 200MW Solar CSP Power Plant - Phase IV project. (November 2016)
  • The project has achieved the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registration under UNFCCC with an initial crediting period of seven years. (November 2016)
  • Request for proposals (RFPs) have been issued to the pre-qualified bidders for the project. (January 2017)
  • Pre-qualified companies have been invited to submit bids by 15 May, 2017 for the CSP Power Plant - Phase IV project. The groups pre-qualified to participate in the tender include: Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia, Alfanar of Saudi Arabia / Suncan of China, Cobra of Spain, Engie of France / Powerchina / Sepco3 of China, and Masdar of UAE / EDF of France / Abengoa of Spain. (March 2017)
  • Bids submission deadline has been extended for the CSP project. It is now 5 June, 2017, extended from the previous deadline of 15 May, 2017. (April 2017)
  • Bids have been submitted for CSP project. The lowest bid price has been submitted by Acwa Power in consortium with Shanghai Electric. It is 9.45 cents per kilowatt hour (kW/h), according to senior Dewa officers. (June 2017)
  • DEWA has awarded a contract worth AED 14.2 billion ($3.87 billion) for CSP phase IV project to consortium comprising ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia and Shanghai Electric of China.The consortium has won the development of 700MW solar project – the largest single-site CSP project in the world – on submitting the lowest bid of 7.3 US cents per kilowatt hour (kW/h). The first stage of the 700MW CSP fourth phase will be commissioned in Q4 2020. (September 2017)
  • UAE VP and PM has broken ground on the fourth phase of the Solar Park, the biggest CSP project in the world. (March 2018)
  • EPC contract for the 700-MW fourth phase of the MBR Solar Park has been signed in Shanghai with Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia and Shanghai Electric of China. The CSP project will use two technologies to generate clean energy - the 600-MW parabolic basin complex and the 100 MW solar tower, and they will cover 43 sq km. It has achieved the world’s lowest levelised cost of electricity of 7.3 cents per kilowatt hour for CSP. (April 2018)
  • Abengoa has won a $650mn contract to supply technology and carry out building work on Phase IV CSP project of MBR Solar Park. The Spanish firm has been chosen by Shanghai Electric to provide the CSP technology and to construct the solar field of 3 x 200 MW parabolic trough CSP project in Dubai with 12 hours of molten salt storage. (May 2018)
  • China’s Silk Road Fund, a state-owned investment fund, to invest in the planned $3.8bn CSP project in Dubai. (June 2018)
  • Advisian, the global consulting firm of WorleyParsons, has been appointed as owner's engineer for Dewa’s 700 MW CSP project, which constitutes fourth phase of MBR Solar Park. Advisian will provide a review of the basic and detailed engineering, manage technology risk and provide technical support as required for the Factory Acceptance Tests during the construction and commissioning of the plant. (July 2018)
  • Dewa has signed an amendment to the PPA with the consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power for Phase Four (CSP project) of the MBR Solar Park. The amendment includes adding 250 MW of photovoltaic solar panels, at a cost of 2.4 US cents per kilowatt hour. With this addition, the total capacity will rise from 700MW to 950MW and the total investment has reached Dh16 billion (4.3 billion). (November 2018)
  • Acwa Power signs deal with three international groups - Spanish company Abengoa and Chinese firms Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), Shanghai Electric Group Company (SEGC) - to set up 950 MW Noor Energy 1 Plant. (December 2018)
Project Contract Awards - Feed
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
Project Contract Awards - PMC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
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Project Contract Awards - EPC
Contractor Prequalified Contractor Bids Submitted Contractor Awarded | Contract Value
  • Acwa Power
  • ENGIE Group
  • Alfanar Construction
  • Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company of Masdar
  • Cobra Instalaciones y servicios of Spain
  • Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company of Masdar
  • Acwa Power
  • Alfanar Construction
  • Cobra Instalaciones y servicios of Spain
  • ENGIE Group
  • Acwa Power($3.87 billion)
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Project Schedule

July 2016: Bids Submission for Advisory Contract

September 2016: Advisory contract awarded

November 2016: EoIs submitted for Development Partner

January 2017: ITB for the Development Contract

June 2017: Bids submited for the Development Contract

September 2017: Main Contract Awarded

April 2021: Expected Commissioning & start-up

Project Scope

The project scope involves building of Solar CSP Power Plant - Phase IV.


The project will use three technologies to produce 950 MW of clean energy, 600 MW from a parabolic basin complex, 100 MW from a solar tower, and 250 MW will be generated from photovoltaic panels.


DEWA intends to build the largest Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) project in the world, using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.


The project will be developed as part of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (MBR) solar park. It will be the first major CSP project at the park, with the initial three phases being developed using photovoltaic (PV) solar energy. 


DEWA will launch CSP projects that will generate 1,000MW by 2030 as part of the emirate's plan to diversify its energy sources.


Dubai aims to provide 7 percent of its total power output from clean energy sources by 2020, 25 percent by 2030, and 75 percent by 2050.

Project Structure:
Noor Energy 1, a venture formed through a partnership between Dewa, Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and China’s Silk Road Fund to build the fourth phase of the Park. KPMG will be the financial adviser, and will be supported by the UK’s Mott MacDonald as the technical adviser and Ashurst, also of the UK, as the legal adviser.
JamalAl Shaheen
Designation: Project Manager
Department: DEWA
Phone: +971 4 - 802 4675
KhaledAl Khaja
Designation: Vice President for Projects
Department: DEWA
Phone: +971 4-324-4444
Fax: +971 4-324-8111
Designation: Planning & Projects Manager
Department: DEWA
Phone: .+971. 4 3244444