Hassyan power plant is one of the largest power plants in GCC located in Dubai, UAE. The plant is designed to be “best in class” in terms of efficiency thus minimizing fuel consumption and fuel gas emissions and will adhere to the most stringent environmental regulations.
The plant, which is at a complex site within sight of the World Expo 2020 venue at this ultramodern urban metropolis of Dubai, comprises 4 units each of GE/Alstom 600 MW gross of ultra-super critical boilers, steam turbines and generators. The plant was originally designed to operate on coal but subsequently, based on a decision by DEWA, the offtaker, with the blessing of the Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy on 2nd February 2022, it was switched to operate on natural gas.
The specification also requires the plant to be constructed carbon capture ready; meaning that the installation of carbon capture equipment in the future should be without the need for any modification to the plant or hinder the plant availability.
The decision to operate with gas instead of coal aligns the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s carbon neutrality strategy by 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050 while ensuring Dubai’s energy supply security by maintaining a diversified energy mix. With operation on natural gas instead of coal, the project will thus avoid approximately 30 million tons of CO2 emissions just by 2030.