Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a contract for the construction of Hatta Hydro Electric Power Station, which is first of its kind in Arabian Gulf.
The Project has been awarded to the consortium of Strabag Dubai LLC, Strabag AG, Andritz Hydro and Ozkar.
The signed contract value is AED 1.437 billion. The total output of the project will be 250 megawatts.
The project located is in the Hatta field, which is 134 km east of Abu Dubai City. It is located comparatively elevated in the Hajar Mountains.
Earlier, DEWA appointed EDF has a consultant for this project. The project is scheduled to commissioned by February 2024.
The hydroelectric power station will apply the water in the Hatta Dam, stored in a higher reservoir that will be constructed in the mountain.
Turbines that utilize clean and cheap solar power from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park to pump water from the dam to the upper reservoir.
The waterfall from the upper reservoir will produce electricity using turbines when required. The efficiency of the power generation and storage cycle will arrive at 80 percent within 90 seconds of the response to the demand for electricity.
This strategic project will variety the energy mix, and support the economic, social, and environmental growth of Hatta.
It will also obtain the goals of the Dubai Clean Energy 2050 to provide 75 percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.
Mr Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said that “This AED 1.437 billion pumped-storage hydroelectric power station project is part of our efforts, initiatives, and plans to obtain the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. DEWA’s strategy supports the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to ensure a sustainable, happy future and support the UAE’s target to become first in everything,”