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WETEX 2015 to showcase clean coal technology

Event in April will highlight latest developments as DEWA prepares for 1,200MW plant.

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The 2015 edition of WETEX will highlight clean coal technology as DEWA prepares to build the first plant of its kind in the Gulf.

DEWA is planning the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with a 1,200MW production capacity by 2020.

"The Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project reflects our commitment to the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, to diversify the energy mix,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, DEWA.

“Last year, we awarded the consultancy service contract for the first phase to an international consultant.

“As a large part of electricity produced globally comes through the use of coal, which produces carbon dioxide, the strategy of using clean coal seeks to raise the efficiency of coal combustion with lower emissions,” added Al Tayer.

In December, and in response to developers’ requests, DEWA extended the bid deadline for the first phase of the project to 26 March 2015.

Organised by DEWA, the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015), will highlight clean coal as an energy source.

WETEX 2015 will be organised under the umbrella of Green Week from 21–23 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in conjunction with the World Green Economy Summit, which aims to further strengthen Dubai’s position as a global hub for green economy and sustainability.

Al Tayer, who is also the President and Founder of WETEX, points out that the exhibition presents an excellent opportunity to showcase DEWA’s Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project and the plan to use clean coal to produce electricity.

Clean coal technologies and the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project will be showcased at WETEX 2015, in response to international interest in these technologies.

Around AED 56bn will be invested over the next five years to enhance Dubai’s production of water, electricity, renewable energy, smart grids, and their transmission and distribution networks.

The investments cover several projects, including the infrastructure costs for the Expo 2020 preparations, estimated at AED 2.6bn.

 

 

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