Sheikh Sultan during his visit to the Al Hamriyah Power Plant on Thursday. WAM
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inspected on Thursday the electricity production project at Al Hamriyah Independent Power Plant, which is among the most recent vital projects in the energy sector. The plant will generate 1,800 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
Sheikh Sultan expressed his happiness with the pace of work in the phases of the project, which will ultimately be reflected in the quality of electricity and meeting the emirate's energy needs, in tandem with population growth, urban development and various infrastructure and public utilities projects.
He praised the cooperation of Al Hamriyah Municipal Council and the residents of Al Hamriyah Region, who contributed to the acceleration of work on the project and the provision of the necessary support, hailing the role of the project's partners from agencies, companies and specialists in implementing the project according to the best operating and energy production standards.
The project comprises three stages operating on an installed cycle system, each of which can produce 600 MW and consists of a general electric gas turbine with a production capacity of 400 MW, a heat recovery boiler, and a steam turbine with a capacity of 200 MW.
An aerial view of the Al Hamriyah Power Plant. WAM
Sheikh Sultan was briefed on the project’s operations room and learned how it works using the latest technologies in control and follow-up. The first of the installed phases began trial operation last April, with the main operation to start next November. The second stage is expected to be completed in February 2022 while the third and final group in February 2023.
Dr Sheikh Sultan underscored the importance of the energy sector being one of the priorities of life, highlighting the emirate of Sharjah’s keenness to meet all the needs of society members in terms of electricity, water and gas.
Earlier, Dr Sheikh Sultan directed the Sharjah Department of Human Resources to employ 1,000 citizens during the current year (2021) in the cities and regions of the Emirate of Sharjah, with a budget estimated at Dhs300 million.
The decision comes in implementation of the kind directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Eng. Hind Al Hashemi, Director of the General Services Department at the Sharjah Department of Public Works pointed out that this project will contribute towards creating an attractive environment for investment and a place that encourages work and living.
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