Construction of the 800 MW third phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will start at the end of this month, developers announced at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week on January 17.

Construction of the -16 square -kilometer- phase 3 expansion of the solar park will take place over three stages. The first 200 MW stage is expected to be completed by H1 of 2018 and the following 300 MW phase is due the following year, with the final 300 MW tranche to come on stream in H1 of 2020.

“This important milestone is a clear demonstration of the strong momentum behind the expansion of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, now including partnerships with GranSolar, Acciona and Ghella – respected international companies with a strong track record in renewables. At Masdar, we are proud to be supporting the UAE in realising its bold clean energy targets, and we are grateful for DEWA’s excellent leadership in this benchmark project,” said Masdar Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi,