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Consul General Li Xuhang Visits Hassyan Clean Coal Power Station Project

    On August 14th, Consul General Li Xuhang and some colleagues visited the Hassyan clean coal power station project. The executives of the project contractor Harbin Electric International Company (HEI) and the subcontractors including China Construction Third Engineering Bureau, China Construction Science and Industry Corporation, China Energy Engineering Group Tianjin Electric Construction, CCCC Second Harbor Engineering Design Institute, CCCC First Harbor Engineering Company were present.

    Li Xuhang paid respect to the workers of the contractor HEI and subcontractors who worked hard on the front line of the project under harsh conditions. He pointed out that Chinese elements are involved in every link of the Hassyan clean coal power plant project including design, financing, construction, installation and operation. This project is a typical demonstration of the transformation and upgrading of Chinese enterprises. It is also one of the key projects of Belt and Road Initiative in the international market where Chinese companies are involved in-depth. Li Xuhang encouraged the staff of HEI and the Chinese subcontractors to continue their efforts to build a solid foundation in the desert in Dubai, and contribute to the long term China-UAE relations.

    Later, Li Xuhang and his colleagues exchanged views with the project staff and went to the construction site for field investigation.

    Hassyan clean coal power station project was launched by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority under the 2050 clean energy strategic plan. The total investment is 3.236 billion US dollars and the planned installed capacity is 2400 MW. It is the first coal-fired power station project in the UAE and the Middle East. The project owner is the DEWA and the project company is jointly funded by ACWA Power, the Silk Road Fund and HEI. The construction of project is undertaken by the joint venture of HEI and GE. Bank of China, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank have provided financing support for the project. After the completion of the project, the installed capacity will account for 20% of the total in Dubai and will provide energy security for the Expo 2020 Dubai.

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