UAE’s 1.8GW Hamriyah independent power plant starts commercial operations

Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA), Sharjah Hamriyah Independent Power (SHIPCO), and GE Vernova began the commercial operations of all three blocks of the 1.8GW Hamriyah Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Sharjah, UAE.

GE provided three 9HA.01 gas turbines powering three H84 generators, three STF-D650 steam turbines powering three A74 generators, and three heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) for the Hamriyah independent power plant.

Furthermore, GE Vernova will offer parts, repairs, and maintenance services for the power generation assets at the site for nearly 25 years.

The Hamriyah combined cycle power project turbines are expected to produce up to four million tons of lesser carbon dioxide emissions each year. This is compared to generating the same amount of electricity with legacy technology.