Dubai’s DEWA completes 70% of M-Station expansion
Over 70% of the ongoing expansion work at Dubai’s M-Station, the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, has been completed
Over 70% of the ongoing expansion work at Dubai’s M-Station, the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, has been completed, according to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
On a recent tour of the site HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA reviewed the progress of the work and got a brief from Siemens representatives.
The completed work includes pouring 45,000 cubic metres of concrete (96% complete), erecting 4,900 tonnes of structural steel and heavy metal work (75% complete), and 8.3 million safe man-hours without any injuries.
Since 2015, DEWA has been working with Siemens on the Jebel Ali M-Station expansion. The total cost of M-Station construction and expansion is AED 11.5 billion.
The station’s total capacity will reach 2,885MW when the expansion project is completed in 2018. This includes the provision of new power generating units, adding 700MW to the installed generation capacity of M-Station.
The expansion project includes the addition of two dual-fuel gas turbine generators, two heat-recovery steam boilers, and a steam turbine that is 90% fuel efficient. This will increase the plant’s thermal efficiency from 82.4% to 85.8%, which is one of the highest thermal-efficiency rates in the world.
DEWA is aiming to build a robust infrastructure to enhance its total production capacity, which is currently 10,200MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day (MIGD).
M-Station is the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, with a current total capacity of 2,185MW of electricity and 140 MIGD. The station adopts the highest levels of availability, reliability, and efficiency, using the most advanced technologies in the world.
It is equipped with the latest smart devices and sophisticated heavy-duty technological systems.