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UAE: Deal inked for phase one of clean coal plant

Hassyan Energy Company has signed an EPC agreement with both Harbin Electric International and General Electric

NEWS, MEP, General Electric, Harbin Electric International, Hassyan Energy Company

Hassyan Energy Company has signed an EPC deal with Harbin Electric International and General Electric (GE) to develop the first phase of a clean coal power plant in Dubai.

The Hassyan Clean Coal IPP project will produce 2,400 MW of net electricity using clean coal, and works towards achieving the objectives outlined in Dubai’s CleanEnergy Strategy 2050.

The first unit is expected to be operational by March 2020 – before Expo 2020 in Dubai.

Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “The project reflects our commitment to following through on the vision of his HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to diversify the energy mix and develop our country’s resources, in our bid to achieve Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which considers the production of electricity through the use of clean coal a key component. Hassyan will utilize the latest global clean coal technologies, such as the ultra-supercritical technology, and the latest environmental standards. Hassyan Clean Coal IPP will also be implemented under a BOO model.”

Mohammed Abunayyan, chairman of ACWA Power, said: “By signing this agreement today, we have taken a significant step towards starting the engineering and construction works as per the stated timeframe for the first plant of generating electricity with clean coal in the Gulf region within our strategic businesses and projects in the UAE. We are committed to supporting, with all our best-in-class expertise, capabilities and technologies, Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050. I am fully confident that signing the EPC agreement with Harbin Electric International and General Electric (GE) will secure the delivery of the required works efficiently and with high quality results.”

Qu Aimin, vice-chairman of Harbin Electric International, added: “As a Chinese saying goes, distance tests a horse’s strength, time will reveal a person’s sincerity. With our state of art service and high efficient EPC teams, we will put in place all efforts, and make Hassyan plant a bench-marking project in Dubai and beyond.”

The signing of the EPC agreement follows the close of the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) between DEWA and ACWA Power for the development of phase one of the project.

Phase one of the project consists of four units of 600 MW net power each, which will respectively be operational in March 2020, March 2021, March 2022 and March 2023.

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