Natural gas power plant is said to be one of DEWA’s key projects
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $300m contract for the fourth phase of construction of the H-Station at Al Aweer to a consortium consisting of Siemens and Elsewedy Power. Once completed, the fourth phase will bring the power plant’s total capacity to 2,811MW, up from the current 1,996MW.
The power plant is said to be one of DEWA’s key projects in the emirate and will help meet the rising demand for electricity.
“We are working hard to achieve the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and we strive to improve our performance, productivity, and customer service. Our strategy is aligned with the UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to secure a happy and sustainable future. We work tirelessly to support the UAE in reaching first place in everything we do, and to enhance our infrastructure and our 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,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
DEWA notes that the natural gas power station is equipped with the latest control systems, as well as technologies designed to reduce emissions.
“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 February 29, 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020,” added Al Tayer.