RAK power station

From Global Energy Monitor

RAK power station is a proposed 270-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.


The map below shows Ras al-Khaimah, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In October 2012, Utico signed a deal with Shanghai Electric, a Chinese maker of power generation and electrical equipment, to build a 270-MW power station in RAK Maritime City for US$408 million.[1]

UAE plans for a contract to construct the plant to be awarded in 2015, and for the plant to be completed in 2017.[2] Utico said it plans for the plant to have carbon capture and storage.[3]

As of May 2018 there are no news that the construction contract has been awarded or that construction has begun. Plans appear to be deferred or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Utico
  • Parent company: Ghantoot Group
  • Developer:
  • Location: Khorkhowir, Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • Coordinates: 25.8369774, 55.9725952 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 270 MW
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Articles and resources


  1. "New power and water projects launch in RAK," Oxford Business Group, August 8, 2014
  2. "Key UAE Projects to be awarded in the next 6 months," MEED projects, Sep 2014
  3. "Utico powers up responsible development in RAK," Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone, June 30, 2015

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