Siemens bags $400mn M-Station expansion contract

German firm to add 700MW to DEWA's 2,060MW Jebel Ali power plant.


Siemens has won the AED 1.47bn ($400mn) to expand Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s M-Station power production and desalination plant.

Mott MacDonald was earlier appointed consultant for the project, which will be completed and delivered by 30 April 2018.

“The M-Station, built at a cost of AED 10 billion, is the newest and largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE, with a total capacity of 2,060 MW of electricity and 140 million imperial gallons of water per day,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“The expansion project includes new power generation units with a capacity of 700MW to be added to the current capacity of the station to eventually produce 2,700 MW by 2018.

“The expansion project includes adding two gas turbine generators, two heat recovery steam turbine generators, and one back pressure steam turbine.

“This will increase the plant’s thermal efficiency from 82.4% to 85.8%, which is considered among the highest thermal efficiency rates in the world,” added Al Tayer.

“The Jebel Ali power station complex, which includes the M-Station is one of the main pillars that enable DEWA to provide Dubai with a very reliable, efficient and high quality electricity and water supply.”

DEWA’s current installed power generation capacity sits at 9,656MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day.

Expansion of the M-Station will take DEWA’s installed power generation capacity to 10,356 MW from the current level of 9,656MW.


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