Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded RWE Power International ME the contract to conduct a comprehensive study on the uses of all by-products from using clean coal at the Hassyan power plant. RWE was awarded the contract to conduct a comprehensive study on the use of clean coal ash in cement and building materials industries based on local and international standards. The research will help the Dubai economy by providing better-quality products at lower prices.
“The move demonstrates DEWA’s continuing efforts to help preserve the environment while securing diversified energy sources for the future, in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the fifth pillar of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that focuses on creating an environmentally-friendly energy mix with 25% coming from solar power, 7% from nuclear energy, 7% from clean coal, and gas providing the remaining 61% by 2030. The mix will increase the employment of clean energy to 75% by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“This study will help us to maximise the use of by-products from the power plant, while maintaining international standards in end products. DEWA has always prioritised sustainable development to ensure the happiness of the current and future citizens and residents of Dubai. This is also shown by the increased prominence of solar power in the energy mix and the cooperation between DEWA and RWE” added Al Tayer.
“RWE is proud of having been selected in a competitive process to conduct this important study for DEWA, after an extensive search. We are confident that the international expertise we bring to the project, which covers all necessary disciplines, will ensure a successful implementation and further support Dubai’s and DEWA’s ambition towards the ambitious Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.” says Pierre Samaties, CEO of RWE Power International Middle East.
The Hassyan clean coal power plant will be the first of its kind in the region. The facility will operate in compliance with international standards, including the use of ultra-supercritical technology in its operations. To help ensure further compliance, DEWA has requested that the power plants should meet the limits set for flue gas emissions, which are more stringent than the emission limits in the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) of the European Union and in the International Finance Corporation (IFC) guidelines. All required environmental studies were completed, and the Hassyan clean coal power plant project is being implemented by an Independent Power Producer, on a build-own-operate basis.
DEWA has selected the Consortium of Harbin Electric International and ACWA Power and Harbin Electric, as the preferred bidders for the first phase of the 2,400 megawatt (MW) Hassyan clean coal power plant.