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UAE’s DEWA awards $300mn deal to boost power delivery in Dubai

The power station is one of DEWA’s key projects, to help meet the growing demand for electricity

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract for the construction of the 4th phase of H-Station at Al Aweer, worth AED 1.1 billion ($300mn), to a consortium comprising Siemens and ELSEWEDY Power.

The power station is one of DEWA’s key projects, to help meet the growing demand for electricity.

The station is equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions.

The turbines will be completely fuelled with natural gas. H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.

Once the 815MW 4th phase is complete, the station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW.

“The project aims to test, supply, and commission three gas turbines with a total capacity of 815 megawatts (MW). The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29 February 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

DEWA has been working to enhance the quality of life in Dubai, and achieve sustainable development, while ensuring the happiness of future generations.

The utility is aiming to enhance its infrastructure and total production capacity, which currently is 10,200MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons (MIGD) of desalinated water per day.

Currently, DEWA has over 4,000 MW of projects under construction.

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