Recently, the Executive Committee of the IEA Clean Coal Centre confirmed that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has become a Sponsor of the Centre. Mr Jamal Shaheen Alhammadi, Vice President-Special Projects, received the acceptance letter from the Chairman, Professor Jürgen-Friedrich Hake, during the 64th Meeting of the Executive Committee held at the IEA Headquarters, Paris, France.
The focus of the Centre is on how to use coal more effectively, efficiently and cleanly. As a Sponsor, DEWA will benefit from access to all of the expertise at the IEA Clean Coal Centre, including the study reports, analysis, workshops, conference, and databases.
H.E. Saeed Al Tayer, M.D and CEO of DEWA, said: “To achieve our vision of becoming a sustainable world class utility, we are working to establish sustainability, which is the roadmap that secures a brighter and happier future for Dubai, by launching distinguished world-class initiatives and projects”.
At the meeting in Paris, Prof Jürgen-Friedrich Hake, added: “It is my honour as Chairman of the IEA CCC Executive Committee to welcome the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority as a new member. We look forward to sharing our expertise with DEWA and helping them to achieve clean coal power”.
DEWA has issued a letter of intent to ACWA Power / Harbin Electric consortium awarding them the second phase of 1200 MW. This will be followed by finalising the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the combined capacity of 2400 MW.
The Proposed Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant – Phase I will be 2400 MW (four units of 600 MW each with Ultra-supercritical technology) executed on an IPP basis. The first unit will be operational by 2020, second unit by 2021, third unit by 2022 and the fourth unit by 2023.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock