Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has shortlisted eight international developers, out of 17 qualification documents received, to send their bids for the first phase of the Hassyan Clean-Coal Power Project in response to the Request for Qualification it released last May. The Hassyan clean-coal project supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. 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 26November 2014.
"The Hassyan project reflects our commitment to the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy to diversify the energy mix by 2030 to comprise 71% from natural gas, 12% from nuclear power, 12% from clean coal, and 5% 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," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.
Al Tayer expressed his satisfaction with the interest of international organisations in the project, adding that the wide national and international participation reflects trust to invest in large projects in Dubai.