The 250MW Hatta pumped storage project being built by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in Hatta is 44% complete, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA announced on a recent visit to the project site. 

Accompanied by Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation at DEWA; Mansoor Alsuwaidi, Vice President Projects & Engineering (Generation); Khalifa Albedwawi, the Project Manager, and the project’s team, Al Tayer inspected the construction site of the hydroelectric power station and was briefed on the project’s progress. Al Tayer inspected the construction of the power generators and the upper dam. The first 37m-high Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) wall has been completed at the project’s upper dam. Work is currently underway on the 70m main dam wall. The station will use water in the Hatta Dam and an upper dam being built in the mountain. During the visit, Al Tayer also reviewed the work progress of the 1.2km subterranean tunnel, which connects the two dams.

Al Tayer noted that the hydroelectric power plant in Hatta is part of DEWA’s efforts to achieve the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable development and diversify the clean and renewable energy sources in Dubai to achieve Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai's total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. This includes all available technologies such as photovoltaic solar panels, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), and green hydrogen production using renewable energy.