GE agrees $53m deal to extend lifetimes of Jebel Ali Power and Desalination turbines by 12 years

Project will be implemented from 2019 to 2021, DEWA says

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said that it has signed a $53 million agreement with General Electric (GE) to extend the lifetime of the GE 9E gas turbines at E Station at the Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station.

In a statement, DEWA explained that the agreement wold also include Advanced Gas Path techniques and applications for reducing nitrogen oxides (DLN1). All the three GE 9E gas turbines were installed at E Station in 1989 and were the first large gas turbines to be set up at Jebel Ali, it added.

Work on the project is scheduled to start in the first quarter of next year, with completion scheduled for early 2021.

“The project is in the line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable development in Dubai, and achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the best country in the world in every aspect,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

“The agreement aims to increase energy production, improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in the future. It supports our efforts to achieve the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy, as well as improving Dewa’s production efficiency, which increased by 28.86 per cent between 2006 and 2017,” he added.

Nasser Lootah, executive VP of Generation (Power and Water) at DEWA, said that project will be implemented from 2019 to 2021.

“The necessary improvements will be made to extend the life cycle of the gas turbines for an additional 12 years, increase production, improve efficiency and reduce emissions from these turbines,” he said.


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