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Alstom selected as preferred bidder for DEWAs Hassyan clean coal power plant project in Dubai

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Alstom has been selected by the Consortium of  HEI and ACWA Power (who have been announced as the Preferred Bidder) as the lead EPC contractor, in consortium with Harbin international to build in Dubai the first ultra-supercritical (USC) coal power plant in the Middle East. Subject to the financing closure of the project by the development consortium composed of ACWA Power and Harbin Electric International, the plant will start commercial operation by March 2021 with a net output of 1.200 MW, representing a 12.5% boost of the Dubai current grid capacity.

The plant will be fitted with Alstoms market-leading ultra-supercritical technology (boiler and steam turbine generator), and will have full dual fuel capability, able to fire sub-bituminous coal as well as natural gas as back-up fuel. It will also include advanced environmental control systems such as electrostatic precipitators (ESP) and seawater flue gas desulphurisation (SWFGD) systems. These will enable to achieve NOx, SOx and particulate emission levels that are twice below the European guidelines, making it one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants available. Additionally, the plant will be CO2-capture ready and shall comply with the most stringent grid code requirements from Dubai.

We are delighted to have been selected as preferred bidder for this major contract which demonstrates the strength of the companys technical capabilities and capacity to offer high plant efficiency at low flue gas emissions. said Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice-President of Alstoms Steam Business. Alstoms competencies in Engineering Procurement and Construction as well as the project teams expertise will ensure the project is managed in an exemplary manner. We are eager to continue supporting Dubai to grow and diversify its power generation infrastructure.

Alstoms ultra-supercritical technology enables the power plant to run at a higher steam temperature and pressure than regular coal-fired plants in order to improve the plant efficiency and to decrease stack-emissions, particularly CO2 per unit of fuel burned. The power plant will produce sufficient electricity to power nearly 250000 households in Dubai.

Alstoms steam turbine technology is already generating power, including steam extraction for desalination, at DEWAs Jebel Ali power station. DEWA is also making use of Alstom technology for energy management systems, including high-voltage substations and the first smart grid center in the Middle East. In addition, Alstom has already been supporting for the past 35 years the protection of the environment in Dubai with its gas & fume treatment technologies for dust removal and capture of acid gases, as implemented into the aluminium smelter of the Emirate. 

About Alstom

Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 88,000 people in around 100 countries.

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