Turbine switched on at the 1.8 GW Hamriyah gas-fired power project (UAE)
Sharjah Hamriyah Independent Power Company (SHIPCO) and GE have switched on a gas turbine at the 1.8 GW Hamriyah independent power plant (IPP) in the Emirate of Sharjah in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Almost all the civil works, up to 85% of the procurement, and up to 70% of construction and commissioning works at the project have already been completed.
In 2018, the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE Energy Financial Services and Sumitomo Corporation (Japan) to develop, build and operate the project. GE EFS, Sumitomo Corporation, Shikoku Electric Power Company and Sharjah Asset Management created a joint venture, SHIPCO, to build, own and operate the plant, following financial close in 2019. In March 2021, GE delivered the first two GE HA gas turbines for the project. The company will supply a total of three 9HA.01 units and other power generation technologies. In addition, GE will also provide parts, repairs and maintenance services for power generation assets at the site for a period of approximately 25 years.
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