Dubai Electricity and Water Authority awards contract to build first of its kind project in the Arabian Gulf which will generate 250MW
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said on Saturday it has awarded a construction contract for a AED1.4 billion ($380 million) hydro-electric power station project at Hatta.
The contract has been awarded to a consortium including Strabag Dubai, Strabag, Andritz Hydro and Ozkar.
The project is part of a development plan for Hatta, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, state news agency WAM reported.
It added that the project is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf and will generate 250MW.
It is expected to last up to 80 years and is scheduled to be commissioned by February 2024 with EDF being appointed the consultant for the project which will diversify the energy mix, and support the economic, social and environmental development of Hatta.
It will also support the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy 2050 to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.
"This AED1.437 billion pumped-storage hydroelectric power station project is part of our efforts, initiatives, and plans to achieve the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
The hydro-electric power station will use the water in the Hatta Dam, stored in an upper reservoir that will be built in the mountain.