DEWA extends deadline for IPP Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project – Phase I

DUBAI: In response to requests received from bidders, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended the bid deadline for the Hassyan Clean Coal Power Project – Phase I by a further two months to March 26, 2015.

The plant will be based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA has said, “The Hassyan project reflects our commitment to the vision of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to promote energy diversification and support the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative.

“This IPP-based clean coal project is a key step in the implementation of the energy diversification strategy formulated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, to introduce clean coal based electricity generation into Dubai’s energy mix. Through such ground-breaking projects, DEWA will continue to complete energy projects that also contribute to meeting Dubai’s growing energy requirements and support the sustainable growth of the Emirate.” DEWA released the tender to qualified bidders on 22 July 2014. The first phase of the project has a capacity of 1,200 MW using coal, and is expected to be operational by 2020.

The Hassyan plant will help achieve the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to promote the sustainable development of the Emirate of Dubai, and complement the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 outlined by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to diversify the energy mix by 2030.