Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power for the planned 200MW solar photovoltaic plant.

They also signed a shareholder agreement.

Banks are expected to finance the majority of the project, which will cost an estimated AED1.2bn ($327m) to build.

Acwa submitted a world-record low bid to develop the project, of 5.85 cents a kilowatt hour (kWh). They were selected as preferred bidder in January 2015.

Dewa also doubled the capacityof the plant from 100MW to take advantage of the low tariff.

The project is the second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park, which has a planned total capacity of 2,600MW.

Spain’s TSK is also participating in the consortium.

Stay informed with the latest in the Middle East
Download the MEED app today, available on Apple and Androiddevices