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$54m transformer installed at Dubai’s Hassyan coal plant

$54m transformer installed at Dubai’s Hassyan coal plant

Dubai plans to generate 7% of its energy from clean goal by 2030

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has announced the installation and launch of projects at the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Plant worth Dhs197m ($53.6m), including a 400kV power transformer.

The project is part of Dubai’s plans to provide 7 per cent of its energy from clean sources by 2020, 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050.

The strategy envisions achieving this via 25 per cent energy generation from solar sources, 7 per cent from nuclear power, 7 per cent from clean coal and 61 per cent from gas by 2030, according to DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

“The project also aims to develop the 400 kV electricity transmission networks by connecting the substation with current electricity networks,” he said.

“The main 400 kV power transformer at Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project is part of DEWA’s continuous efforts to achieve its ambitious strategy and plans, in adherence with the highest standards of productivity, reliability and efficiency.”

The Hassyan plant is based on the independent power producer model and will add 2,400 MW of power capacity to the grid.

Last year, a consortium of China’s Harbin Electric and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power was selected as the preferred bidder for the first phase of the $1.8bn project.

Read: Dubai names Harbin, ACWA preferred bidders for clean coal plant

It is planned to begin commercial operations in March 2023.

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