Siemens wins $400m power plant deal

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has agreed a $400m (AED1.47bn) contract with German engineering giant Siemens for the expansion in its M-Station power and desalination plant in Jebel Ali.

The M-Station plant, which DEWA CEO HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer described as the newest and largest power and desalination plant in the UAE, cost $2.7bn (AED10bn) to build and was completed in 2013. It currently has a capacity to generate 2,060MW of power and 140m imperial gallons of water per day.

The expansion project, which is being managed by Mott McDonald, will see two new gas turbine generators, two heat recovery steam turbine generators and one back pressure turbine, which will increase its power capacity to 2,700MW and its thermal efficiency rate from 82.4% to 85.8%. The project is being managed by Mott McDonald and is due to complete in April 2018.

“The Jebel Ali power station complex, which includes the M-Station is one of the main pillars that enables Dewa to provide Dubai with a very reliable, efficient and high quality electricity and water supply,” Al Tayer said. “DEWA works tirelessly to enhance its installed capacity, which is currently 9,656 MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day.

After completing this station, DEWA’s installed capacity will reach 10,356 MW of electricity,” he added.

Source: Construction Week Online

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