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Alstom to build USC Power Plant

Alstom has been chosen by the Consortium of Harbin Electricity International and ACWA Power as the lead EPC contractor, in consortium with Harbin Electricity 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, the plant will start commercial operation by March 2021 with a net output of 1.200MW, representing a 12.5 per cent boost of the Dubai current grid capacity, the statement said.

The plant will be fitted with Alstom’s 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 said.

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.

Andreas Lusch, senior vice-president of Alstom’s Steam Business, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as part of the EPC Consortium for this major project which demonstrates the strength of the company’s technical capabilities and capacity to offer high plant efficiency at low flue gas emissions.

“Alstom’s competencies in engineering, procurement and construction as well as the project team’s 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.”

Alstom’s ultra-supercritical technology will enable 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, said the statement.

The power plant will produce sufficient electricity to power nearly 250’000 households in Dubai, it added.


Source:  Trade Arabia