The Hassyan Energy JV between Dubai utility Dewa (51%) and Saudi private power developer Acwa (49%) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Chinese state firm Harbin Electric and US conglomerate General Electric to build the 2.4GW Hassyan-1 coal-fired power plant in Dubai.

Acwa claims Hassyan-1 will be “the first clean coal power plant in the Middle East.” It will incorporate four GE 600MW supercritical steam generators, which promise higher efficiency than conventional steam turbines and incorporate flue gas desulfurization units. (CONTINUED - 279 WORDS)