Dewa increases power and water production in H1
Gas turbines and desal units added to cope with rising demand.
The Dubai Electricty and Water Authority (Dewa) added two gas turbines and two desalination units to the Station M power and water plant during the first half of the year, according to Dewa CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
The gas turbines raise the capacity of the plant by 400MW and 35 million gallons per day. An auxiliary boiler has also been added.
Dewa will incease the capacity of the plant during the second half of the year by the same amount by adding a further two gas turbines and a pair of desalination units, as well as four auxiliary boilers, said Al Tayer.
The capacity upgrade is a response to rising demand for power and water in the emirate, said the CEO.
“Dewa’s projects are going ahead according to a flexible strategic plan taking into consideration the different factors that may influence the demand on its services, especially the peak load of electricity which increased this year to reach 9.6% compared with that peak load recorded in 2009. Also, maximum demand for water increased this year at 5.9% compared with that of last year.”