24 firms shortlisted for new Abu Dhabi solar plant with a capacity of 2GW

24 firms shortlisted for new Abu Dhabi solar plant with a capacity of 2GW
Published: 4 July 2019 - 11:19 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba
International and local companies are among 24 bidders pre-qualified to build the world’s largest single-site solar plant in Abu Dhabi, a spokesman for the firm in-charge of managing the emirate’s water and power said on Wednesday, reported Reuters.

Abu Dhabi is building a new 2000 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power project.

“Twenty four companies have qualified, they have to submit proposals by fourth quarter (2019),” the spokesman of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) told Reuters.

The successful bidder or consortium would hold a 40% stake in the project with the remaining stake held by local entities.

EWEC received expressions of interest from 48 leading international and local developers to build the solar project at Al Dhafra in Abu Dhabi, a statement from EWEC said.

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