Jebel Ali substation to come online in 2011: DEWA
Substation M project to provide 2000MW and 140m gallons of water
This year will witness the completion of the Substation M Project at Jebel Ali intended to add 2000MW of electricity power and 140 million gallons of desalinated water to DEWA’s generation capacity to reach a total of 9,643MW of power and 470 million gallons of desalinated water per day according to the managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
“This substation is one of DEWA’s biggest projects where its cost exceeds AED10 billion (US$2.7 billion). It is a great addition to DEWA’s production capacity,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.
“The second quarter of the present year will see the commissioning of four gas turbines, two auxiliary boilers and one steam turbine, in addition to the units which were put into service last year. These units included two gas turbines added during the first quarter of last year with the capacity of 234MW each totalling 468MW, whereas two units of water desalination were put into service with the capacity of 17.5 million gallons each totaling 35 million gallons of desalinated water per day, in addition to one auxiliary boiler,” Al Tayer added.
He also pointed out that the substation will be working at its full capacity by the end of this year.
Al Tayer stated that DEWA’s projects are carried out according to a flexible strategic plan, which takes into consideration all different factors that can affect demand for its services, as power peak load increased last year by 9.6% compared with the peak load recorded in 2009, and demand for water also increased by 4.4% compared to 2009.