GE and Harbin are teaming up to build an $8bn clean coal-fired power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

The power plant will run at a capacity of 6,510 MW using clean coal. Energy Business Review reports that a source at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy stated that six units will be launched, each of which will run at a capacity of 1,058 MW. The location of the project has not been determined yet.
Hassyan clean coal power plant model
The contract was awarded by Hassyan Energy Company, a joint venture between Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) with 51 per cent stake and ACWA Power Harbin with 49 per cent.

DEWA CEO Saeed Al Tayer said: “Hassyan will utilize the latest global clean coal technologies, such as ultra-supercritical technology, and the latest environmental standards.”

Planned to be developed on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis, the Hassyan power project will use the independent power producer (IPP) procurement model.

Scheduled to enter service in March 2020, the project is expected to contribute to the Dubai’s CleanEnergy Strategy 2050, which aims to generate 25 per cent solar energy, 7 per cent nuclear energy, 7 per cent clean coal, and 61 per cent natural gas by 2030.

GE Steam Power Systems president and CEO Andreas Lusch said: “The Hassyan Clean Coal IPP is a flagship project that highlights the focus of the UAE government and DEWA to diversify the region’s energy mix in a clean and sustainable way.