January 15, 2015 / 8:05 AM / 5 years ago

Dubai utility DEWA names preferred bidder for upsized solar plant

DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on Thursday that a consortium of Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Spain’s TSK had been selected as the preferred bidder to build a solar power plant in the emirate.

The utility’s chief executive, Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer, also announced at a media event that the size of the plant, Phase 2 of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park, would be increased in size to 200 megawatts of generating capacity from the previous target of 100 MWs.

Tayer later told reporters on the sidelines of the event that the deadline for bidders wanting to build the 1200 MW Hassyan clean coal project had been delayed until March. The submission date had been at the end of this month. (Reporting by Archana Narayanan; Writing by David French; Editing by William Maclean)

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