DEWA signs $561m Siemens deal

Contract sees Siemens provide maintenance at world’s largest power generation and desalination station

DEWA’s deal with Siemens will run for twelve to fifteen years.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announced on Monday that it had signed a strategic, long-term maintenance contract with Siemens, for the maintenance of six gas turbines and six power generators at the world’s largest power generation and water desalination station in Jebel Ali.

The move is part of DEWA’s aim to enhance the efficiency, improve the quality and reduce costs, while ensuring the efficient operation of its substations.

“The total cost of the contract is $561.6m and will last for twelve to fifteen years,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

In accordance with the contract, Siemens will provide manpower, equipment, tools and the spare parts required for the overhaul of the turbines and generators, as per the set programme schedule. They will be required to be fit for operation for approximately 100,000 hours.

The programme also covers the extremely expensive spare parts like turbine blades and vanes, which are exposed to the highest temperatures and pressures inside the gas turbines.

“This contract will greatly contribute to achieving the highest levels of operational availability and reliability, especially during the summer months. Furthermore, it will reduce the manpower required for performing maintenance of these gas turbines and generators, and it will have a positive impact on the environment by enhancing efficiency and subsequently reduce gas emissions,” said Al Tayer.

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