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Acwa to convert 2400 MW Hassyan plant to natural gas

  • 4 months ago (2022-02-04)
  • David Flin
Gas 269 Middle East 287

Acwa Power has reached an agreement with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to convert the 2400 MW Hassyan power plant from coal to natural gas. Acwa owns a stake of 26.95 per cent of Hassyan power plant. This is helping Dubai transition to lower CO2 emissions, eventually to reach its 2050 net-zero emissions target.

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The Hassyan Complex includes a water desalination project with a production capacity of 120 million Imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD) using Reverse Osmosis. Reverse osmosis requires less energy than Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) distillation plants, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, said: “This step supports Dubai’s energy supply security by diversifying the energy mix through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai’s carbon neutrality strategy 2050 to provide 100 per cent of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”