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Watch: Hatta hydroelectric plant is 74% full

Watch: Hatta hydroelectric plant is 74% full


Construction work on the Gulf area’s first hydroelectric energy plant in Hatta is 74 per cent full.

According to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the undertaking value over AED 1.42 billion is deliberate for completion within the first quarter of 2025.

The plant could have a manufacturing capability of 250 megawatts (MW), a storage capability of 1,500 megawatt-hours, and a life span of as much as 80 years.

During a go to to the positioning, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, inspected the facility turbines’ set up, witnessing the meeting of turbines and the continued development of service and operational amenities.

Construction of the 72-metre major Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) wall of the higher dam has been accomplished, and preliminary measures are to begin for filling the higher dam by the top of the 12 months.

The plant utilises the potential vitality of the water saved within the higher dam, which is transformed to kinetic vitality throughout the circulate of water by a 1.2-km subterranean tunnel.

This kinetic vitality rotates the turbine and converts mechanical vitality to electrical vitality despatched to the DEWA grid.

To retailer vitality, clear vitality generated on the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will probably be used to pump the water by the tunnel again to the higher dam by changing {the electrical} energy to kinetic vitality, making the entire undertaking 100 per cent renewable.

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