GE Vernova starts Sharjah gas-fired power plant
GE Vernova announced on October 19 that it had commissioned all three blocks at the Hamriyah gas-fired power plant in Sharjah, UAE. The three GE Vernova 9HA.01 turbines are expected to help Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA) generate an additional 1.8 GW of power.
The plant will help SEWA reduce 4mn tonnes/year of CO2 when compared with generating the same amount of electricity with legacy technology, GE Vernova said.
GE Vernova provided turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the facility, delivering 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). It also plans to provide parts, repairs, and maintenance services for power generation assets at the site for about 25 years.
In 2019, GE Vernova's financial services business and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation announced a co-development project and raised about $1bn in project financing from private and public financial institutions to support construction and operations.
On reaching financial close, the co-developers formed an equity consortium, Sharjah Hamriyah Independent Power Company (SHIPCO), for the project with Shikoku Electric Power Company and Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of Sharjah Government, to build, own, and operate the project.