Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has reportedly inked a contract to develop gas turbine generators to be used in combined-cycle (GTCC) power plant for A UAE project. The 2,400-megawatt power plant will be developed in the Emirate of Fujairah in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and is anticipated to begin operations in 2023.
Sources cite that MHPS has agreed to supply three M701 JAC gas turbines and auxiliary equipment through Samsung C&T Corporation, which is the lead contractor of the power plant. The company also inked an LTSA (Long Term Service Agreement) for the project.
Located in the coastal area of Fujairah (Qidfa) and around 300km northeast of Abu Dhabi, the project is anticipated to supply EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company) with electricity for around 25 years. Moreover, over 380,000 UAE households will benefit from the plant’s efficient and clean operation that curbs CO2 emissions. The power plant will be the biggest natural gas-fired GTCC facility in the UAE.
Speaking on the project, Othman Al Ali, CEO at EWEC said that the power plant will support EWEC’s energy efficiency and sustainability and is a huge project that would significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Through strong collaboration with strong partner companies, the company will be able to significantly improve water and electricity production, he added.
Khalid Salem who is the Present of MHPS for the Middle East & North Africa region said that the government of UAE is promoting the introduction of clean energy and the company is pleased that its most advanced gas turbines would contribute to sustainable economic growth in the UAE.
For the record, (TAQA) Abu Dhabi National Energy Company and Mubadala Investment Company will together hold around 60 percent stake, while Marubeni Corporation will hold a 40 percent stake in the project. With this thermal power project, MHPS is addressing the robust power needs in the UAE, contributing to the nation’s economic development and decreased environmental load.