MENA - Renewable Energy Updates
June has been another exciting month for the clean energy sector in MENA. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced Masdar-led consortium comprising Spanish firms, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Gransolar Group won the contract for the 800 MW phase for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park.
Saudi Arabia's state electricity utility announced a tender to build two solar-power plants in Al-Jouf and Rafha in the kingdom's northern region which will generate as much as 50MW using PV technology.
Dubai Municipality is constructing one of the largest waste-to-energy plants in the Middle East, a Dh2 billion facility to convert solid waste into energy in Warsan district two, which is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2020.