Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) signed an agreement with Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) to supply natural gas for electricity generation at a complex in Dubai, UAE.
The natural gas will be used instead of clean coal for electricity generation at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority PJSC (DEWA)’s IPP (Independent Power Producer) Hassyan Power Complex, further reducing carbon emissions from the power generation process, ADNOC said in a release Sept. 9.
Domestically produced natural gas is more commercially competitive compared to imported coal or gas and it will support economic growth while lowering emissions when used as a substitute for coal in power generation, the company said.
The Hassyan Power Complex was initially built as a dual-fuel plant with the ability to operate full-time at full load on both natural gas or clean coal but has been transformed to run only on natural gas. Present net electricity generation capacity of Hassyan Power Complex is 1,200 megawatts (Mw). A further 600 Mw (net) is scheduled to be added this year’s fourth quarter and an additional 600 Mw (net) will be added by third-quarter 2023.