The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement to purchase power from the planned ACWA Power’s Hassyan clean coal power project.

The first phase of the project involves development of four 600 MW units while the second phase with 1,200 MW capacity includes installation of two 600 MW units featuring ultra-supercritical coal technology.
Hassyan clean coal power project
Scheduled to be commissioned in March 2023, the project is expected to contribute to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to generate environmentally-friendly energy mix, with 25 per cent from solar energy, 7 per cent from nuclear power, 7 per cent from clean coal, and 61 per cent from gas by 2030.

DEWA signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with the consortium.

ACWA Power chairman Mohammad Abdullah Abunayyan said: “Signing this agreement exemplifies the success of Public Private Partnerships and the importance of involving the private sector in enhancing efficiency, productivity and cost reduction, in addition to optimizing resources, transferring the technology, and training and developing local skills in the energy industry.”

“It also reflects DEWA’s commitment to its goals of energy diversification and sustainability of resources, and achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which focuses on producing electricity from clean coal as part of Dubai’s energy mix.”