DEWA boss sets date for units at Dubai coal plant

The first two units of Dubai‘s first coal plant will be operational by 2020 according to the chief of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer revealed the timeline this week as he led a delegation to China to endorse the co-operation between ACWA Power and Harbin Electric to build the Hassyan clean coal plant.HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

He said the two units of 600 MW each would be online by March 2020 and added that the plant “reflects our efforts to diversify Dubai’s energy mix”.

He explained that the project meets the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy to include 61 per cent from gas, 25 per cent from solar, 7 per cent from clean coal and 7 per cent from nuclear by 2030.

“This unique project has received wide international participation reflecting the trust and confidence of international investors to invest in Dubai Government’s major energy projects,” added Al Tayer.

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