Overview

A milestone for the UAE's utility sector, and one step closer to providing more power with less environmental impact

The challenge

The sustainability goals outlined under the UAE Energy Strategy bring focus to the need for clean power generation. Sharjah’s Hamriyah Independent Power Plant (1.8 GW) sought new technologies for the decarbonization effort.

The solution

GE was chosen to supply Hamriyah Independent Power Plant with a total of three 9HA.01 units and other power solutions. GE has supported the energy sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for over 80 years. Today, GE-built power technologies generate up to half of the GCC’s power.

Outcomes

A more sustainable choice

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GE 9HA.01 gas turbines

25 years

of service agreements

4M tons

in projected carbon-emission reduction

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The delivery of GE’s H-Class gas turbines at the Hamriyah Power Plant marks a significant milestone for the region’s utility sector. It brings us one step closer to delivering on our commitment to provide on-demand, affordable power to meet the needs of Sharjah, and to reduce the environmental impact of power generation activities in the emirate.

Al Suwaidi

Chairman of SEWA

Co-developers GE Energy Financial Services and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation signed a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA) in 2018 to develop, build, and operate the plant. Ultimately, a team of over 1,300 people contributed to the project.

The UAE’s first two GE HA gas turbines have been delivered to the 1.8-GW Hamriyah Independent Power Plant. In addition, GE Gas Power has already delivered on more key equipment, including two steam turbines, two gas turbine generators, two steam turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators, two condensers, power island e-rooms, and step-up transformers.

Using three GE 9HA.01 units in combined-cycle operations can help SEWA reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 million tons per year—the equivalent of taking 1 million cars off the UAE’s roads. Not only will this contribute to the UAE’s decarbonization goals, the Hamriyah project is expected to become the most efficient power plant in the Middle East’s utilities sector.

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