Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for tenders for its new clean coal power plant, as part of its efforts to diversify Dubai’s energy mix, and use new sources to generate electricity.
The Hassyan plant’s total production capacity will reach 1,200MW, which will be carried out in two 600MW phases, with the first phase to be completed by 2020, and the second by 2021, according to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA.
The utility said project will produce 12% of Dubai’s total power output, according to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, formulated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
This will be the first plant of its kind plant in the region to use clean coal technology and that the project will contribute significantly to alternate sources of energy.
Al Tayer also referred to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 as a key factor in securing and diversifying Dubai’s energy sources to include 12% from clean coal, 12% from nuclear energy; 5% from solar power, and 71% from natural gas.
Source : WAM