Steady progress is being made on the Hamriyah Independent Power Plant in Sharjah with more than 80 per cent work already completed.

It 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.

Al Hamriyah project comprises three stages operating on an installed cycle system, each of which can produce 600 MW.

The project aims to increase the installed production capacity to 4,600 MW of electricity, and raise the operational efficiency to more than 60 per cent, thus having a significant impact on reducing carbon emissions, said HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

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.