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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request inviting tenders for its new clean coal power plant
The company has revealed plans to take steps towards diversifying Dubai's energy mix and use new sources to generate electricity.
DEWA managing director and chief executive officer Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer said that the Hassyan plant’s total production capacity will reach 1,200MW, which will be carried out in two 600MW phases, with the first phase to be completed by 2020, and the second by 2021.
The project will be able to produce 12 per cent of Dubai's total power output, according to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, formulated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
The plant will use clean coal technology and will contribute significantly to alternate sources of energy.
Al Tayer also referred to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 as a key factor in securing and diversifying Dubai’s energy sources to include 12 per cent from clean coal, 12 per cent from nuclear energy, five per cent from solar power and 71 per cent from natural gas.