Construction work on DEWA’s Hassyan project begins

Construction work on the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Station has started, DEWA confirms

A model scale of the Hassyan Clean Coal Power plant (Pic courtesy: WAM).
A model scale of the Hassyan Clean Coal Power plant (Pic courtesy: WAM).

Construction work on the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Station has commenced, the ACWA Power and Harbin Electric consortium won the contract earlier in the year.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed that construction work has started.

The Hassyan Clean Coal Power Station is a 2,400 megawatt (MW) project based on the independent power producer (IPP) procurement model, according to state news agency, WAM.

The plant will be the first of its kind in the region and is fully-compliant with set international standards, adopting the use of ultra-supercritical technology.

In June, DEWA and the consortium signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) in addition to a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) to implement the 2,400 MW project to produce electricity using clean coal, based on the IPP model.

The project will be supported by a 25-year PPA with DEWA and the bidder has been required to put in place a secure delivery of coal to the project over the 25-year life of the PPA.

Hassyan Clean Coal Power project will have a total coal-fired capacity of 2,400 MW. The power station will be fully-operational by 2023.

DEWA has instructed that the project meets flue gas emission limits more stringently than emission limits in the industrial emissions directive of the European Union and in the International Finance Corporation Guidelines.

All the necessary environmental studies have been carried out.

DEWA selected the ACWA Power and Harbin Electric consortium as the preferred bidder for the 2,400 MW Hassyan Clean Coal Power project.

The consortium bid a levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) of $4.24 cents per kilowatt, kW, based on May 2015 coal prices, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

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