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DEWA shortlists eight for 1,200MW clean coal plant

Dubai utility cuts list of original 17 companies that showed interest

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has shortlisted eight international developers to bid for the first phase of the Hassyan Clean-Coal Power Project

The list was reduced from the 17 qualification documents received in response to the Request for Qualification the utility released last May.

However a statement did not reveal the names that made the final cut.

The Hassyan clean-coal project supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

It also complements the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 outlined by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to diversify the energy mix by 2030.

The first phase of the project has a capacity of 1,200 MW using clean coal, and is expected to be operational by 2020. The tender closing date is 26 November 2014.

"The Hassyan project reflects our commitment to the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy to diversify the energy mix by 2030 to comprise 71% from natural gas, 12% from nuclear power, 12% from clean coal, and 5% from solar power,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“Pioneering projects like this one complement our efforts to carry out energy projects that meet increasing demand for energy in Dubai and support sustainable development."

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