The Chinese said in a statement on June 7 that the Hassan plant No. 2 generator, designed to run on dual fuel, entered full load operation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 12:42 pm on June 6. Company Harbin Electric International Company, Subsidiary of the group Harbin Electricity And is responsible for the operation of the project, indicating the quality and stability of the unit operation with normal symptom figures.
It is not only the first clean coal-fired power plant in the Middle East to be built as part of the belt and road, but also the world’s first dual-fuel power generator and the world’s first project. Flat Rate Group funded and created by Chinese Harbin Electricity Abroad – with the participation of partners from many Chinese, American, French and many other countries – after entering the Middle Eastern market.
Despite the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, the project team made very complex changes with great care to ensure normal combustion of coal at all load levels.
The Hassan Clean Coal Power Plant is designed to have a capacity of 4 times 600 MW. The first unit of the plant is already operational on July 20, 2020, and units No. 3 and No. 4 are currently under construction.
In addition to its efforts to strengthen the prevention of COVID-19 epidemics and to ensure the natural progress of the project, the Implementation Committee and its partners have placed great emphasis on the protection of the local ecosystem, and for this purpose have transformed corals, seed and soil banks, and monitored for noise and local water quality.