SEWA awards $500mn deal to Elsewedy Electric and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems consortium

New combined cycle plant is expected to start producing energy by 2020

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium of Elsewedy Electric and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS).

The $500 million contract is for the development of the new 1,026MW Al Layyah Combined Cycle Power Plant.

Elsewedy Electric’s scope of work is said to include engineering, procurement and installation of the balance of the plant, in addition to the erection and installation of the MHPS gas and steam turbines.

It is also responsible for site preparation, water structure with off-shore works, levelling, civil, construction and site utility works for the project. The contract also specifies the demolition and relocation of the existing Al Layyah power station. The firm’s scope represents 65% of the overall project works, according to a statement.

MHPS scope of works includes fabrication, supply, testing and commissioning of the power block equipment, in addition to joint project management. The statement also said that the power project is the first EPC-plus-finance project in the UAE utilities power market.

The power plant will consist of one power block made by MHPS containing two M701F gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators, one steam turbine, and three generators.


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