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Dewa boosts Hassyan plant capacity with another 1200MW

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has confirmed that the current production capacity of Hassyan Power Complex has reached 1,200 megawatts (MW), using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. 

 

A further 600 MW will be added in Q4 of 2022 and an additional 600 MW will be added by Q3 of 2023, thus taking its total capacity to 2,400 MW.

 

According to Dewa, the Hassyan Power Complex was initially designed and built-for-purpose as a dual-fuel plant with the ability to operate full-time on both natural gas and clean coal. It now relies only on natural gas.

 

The new complex adds to the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex, as one of the key pillars to providing Dubai with electricity and water services according to the highest standards of reliability, efficiency, and quality. Jebel Ali has a total production capacity of 9,547MW of electricity. 

 

Dewa’s total production capacity is now 13,417MW. This includes 1,527MW of renewable energy from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. 

 

“The complex has adopted the latest technologies in energy production; the plant’s turbines were originally designed to operate on dual fuels: gas and clean coal. So, when we decided to convert the complex to run on natural gas, there was no downtime and the conversion process went smoothly,” remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa. 

 

According to him, this step supports the vision and directives of the wise leadership to turn Dubai into a carbon-neutral economy.

 

“It also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,”  explained Al Tayer.

 

“The move also supports our efforts to diversify energy sources and secure energy supplies to ensure providing electricity services according to the highest standards of reliability, availability and efficiency,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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