Dubai's shortlists 8 teams for phase 1 Hassyan coal power project

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Dubai's shortlists 8 teams for phase 1 Hassyan coal power project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has shortlisted 8 out of of 17 international developers that had submitted qualification documents to develop the 1200MW first phase of the Hassyan Clean Coal Power IPP project.

The Hassyan project will use clean coal as feedstock for electricity generation. The new clean coal fired power generation facility, with an aggregate capacity of 1,200 MW, will be located at the Saih Shuaib area on the Arabian Gulf coast in the Emirate of Dubai and is due to be commissioned before the summer of 2020.

The project is part of Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 that aims to have an energy mix consisting of five per cent solar, 12 per cent nuclear, 12 per cent clean coal and 71 per cent natural gas by 2030.

In late April this year we reported that DEWA launched a tender process to select a suitable developer to own 49% of a project company to build and operate the project. The tender process is scheduled to finish on 26 November 2014.

To date the Emirate of Dubai has used a traditional EPC procurement route for its power plants in contrast to its neighbour Abu Dhabi which has been running a successful IW/PP program for a number of years.

DEWA is also calling for EOIs in relation to a 100 MW solar PV IPP. This will constitute phase 2 of its planned 1GW Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park following the successful commissioning of a 13 MW EPC scheme by First Solar in October 2013.

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