By Andy Sambidge
State utility says it has invited eight international developers to send bid for first phase of power project
Dubai's state utility has revealed that it has shortlisted eight international developers to send bids for the first phase of a clean-coal power project in the emirate.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is seeking to select a developer for the Hassyan Clean-Coal Power Project which supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.
It also complements the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 outlined by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to diversify the energy mix by 2030.
The first phase of the project has a capacity of 1,200 MW using clean coal, and is expected to be operational by 2020. The tender closing date is November 26.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said the project was key to the plan to diversify the emirate's energy mix by 2030 to comprise 71 percent from natural gas, 12 percent from nuclear power, 12 percent from clean coal, and 5 percent from solar power.
"Pioneering projects like this one complement our efforts to carry out energy projects that meet increasing demand for energy in Dubai and support sustainable development," he said.
Al Tayer expressed his satisfaction with the interest of international organisations in the project, adding that the wide national and international participation reflected trust to invest in large projects in Dubai.For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.