RAK power station

From Global Energy Monitor

RAK power station was 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 planned 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 planned for the plant to have carbon capture and storage.[3]

The proposed power station was referenced in a 2019 article.[4]

However, there have not been any known updates about the project or construction contract details since 2015. 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, September 2014
  3. "Utico powers up responsible development in RAK," Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone, June 30, 2015
  4. "UAE's Utico On The Path For Global Expansion," Utilities ME, June 17, 2019

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