Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power, and China-based Harbin Electric Corporation, are to build up a clean coal power plant in the Gulf region – Hassyan, comprising of two 600MW units to serve Abu Dhabi and the UAE by March 2020, reported Construction Week.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) MD and CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, who is currently at an official visit to China seeking support for the upcoming phases of the construction project, said:

“The Hassyan Clean Coal project, which is an ambitious and strategic project for Dubai and the UAE, based on the Independent Power Producer model (IPP), reflects our efforts to diversify Dubai’s energy mix, and supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy to include 61% from gas, 25% from solar power, 7% from clean coal, and 7% from nuclear power by 2030, and to increase the share of clean energy to 75% by 2050,” Trade Arabia reported.

“This unique project has received wide international participation reflecting the trust and confidence of international investors in Dubai Government’s major energy projects,” Al Tayer added.