DEWA Awards Hatta Power Plant Consultancy to EDF

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Published June 12th, 2017 - 08:28 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed gets a briefing on the project from Al Tayer. (Trade Arabia)
Sheikh Mohammed gets a briefing on the project from Al Tayer. (Trade Arabia)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded the Dh58 million ($15.8 million) consultancy contract for the pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at Hatta Dam to French utility Electricite de France (EDF).

The project is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf, with a total capacity of 250MW, and is expected to last between 60 to 80 years, said a statement from Dewa.

The consultancy contract covers design, hydro-geological, geological, environmental, geotechnical, and deep excavation studies.

It also includes consultancy on deep-water tunnel designs, the dam and hydroelectric power station, the tender for material supply, supervision of construction work, site installation, on-site testing and commissioning, it stated.

The hydroelectric plant to be built at a cost of Dh1.92 billion ($517 million) is part of the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.

“We are working to achieve the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021, supporting sustainable development, preserving natural resources and achieving economic, social and environmental development, in line with the aspirations of our wise leadership,” added Al Tayer.

Dewa will be building the hydroelectric power station to generate electricity, by making use of the existing water stored in the Hatta Dam, which can store up to 1,716 million gallons, and an upper reservoir that will be built in the mountain that can store up to 880 million gallons.

The upper reservoir will be 300 m above the dam level. During off-peak hours, turbines that use clean and cheap solar energy will pump water from the lower dam to the upper reservoir, he explained.

During peak-load hours, when production costs are high, turbines operated by the speed of waterfall from the upper reservoir will be used to generate electricity and connect it to Dewa’s grid. The efficiency of power production will reach 90 per cent with a 90-second response to demand for electricity.

Source: Trade Arabia

Background Information

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to take over and merge the Dubai Electric Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently for several years until then.

Both these organizations were established in 1959 through the foresight and initiative of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, as government supported bodies with the objective of making available to the people of Dubai an adequate and reliable supply of electricity and water.

Contact Information

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
P.O. Box 564,
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Fax number
+971 (0) 4 324 8111
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"قاطع الرؤوس" في قبضة الاستخبارات العراقية

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:39 GMT
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية

أعلنت الاستخبارات العسكرية العراقية، أمس الجمعة، عن اعتقال قاطع الرؤوس في "داعش" على الحدود العراقية السورية، الذي ظهر في أكثر من فيديو وهو ينفذ عمليات إعدام.

وقالت المديرية في بيان على صفحتها في موقع "فيسبوك" إن "مفارز مديرية الاستخبارات العسكرية في الفرقة 15 ، وإثر معلومات استخبارية دقيقة، ألقت القبض على أحد الإرهابيين الذين تسللوا عبر الحدود العراقية السورية والمعروف بـ (قاطع الرؤوس)".

وأضافت أن "هذا الشخص معروف بقاطع الرؤوس"، وأنه "ظهر بعدة إصدارات للدواعش أمام أشخاص قام بقطع رؤوسهم في العراق وسوريا".

 


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