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DEWA to tender clean coal plant in two weeks

Hassyan project will have a capacity of 1,200MW with the first phase due in 2020.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is proceeding with plans to build a clean coal power plant.

Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA told the Water, Electricity, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) in Dubai that the utility will launch a tender for the 1,200MW plant within the next two weeks.

The Hassyan plant will be built in two 600MW phases ready in 2020 and 2021 respectively, Al Tayer said.

Dubai’s energy strategy calls for clean coal to make up 7% of the emirate’s power generation mix by 2030.

Solar power will provide 3,000MW, or 15% of capacity by 2030, after DEWA earlier this year revealed it would accelerate the development of renewables.

ACWA Power is developing the 200MW second phase of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park. DEWA confirmed this week it will tender for a further 800MW in the third quarter of this year.

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