DEWA announces H-Station power plant upgrade nearly 85% complete

Project is expected to be operational by Q2 of 2022

84.52% of construction of the Fourth Phase of the H-Station power plant in Al Aweer has been completed the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced. The phase will add 829MW to the plant and is being undertaken at a cost of $300m.

According to a statement from DEWA, the project is being implemented by a consortium comprising Siemens Energy and Elsewedy Power. It is expected to be operational by Q2 of 2022. Once complete, the upgrade will increase the station’s total capacity to 2,825MW under climate conditions of up to 50 degrees Celsius.

The scope of work includes supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three Siemens gas turbines with a total capacity of 829MW. It also includes installing sub devices and equipment from major international companies such as natural gas compressors from Germany’s MAN, DEWA explained.

A natural gas treatment station is also being set up by Dutch company Petrogas. Other local and regional companies are also contributing to this project said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“This is one of DEWA’s key projects to meet the reserve margin criterion set for peak electricity demand in Dubai. It will add to DEWA’s current installed capacity of 12,900MW of electricity,” Al Tayer stated.

Nasser Lootah, executive vice president (Generation) said the station was equipped with the latest systems and technologies to reduce emissions to the minimum. He noted, “The turbines will be completely fuelled with natural gas. He noted that the project’s work progress is fast paced, while maintaining the highest levels of health, safety, quality, and efficiency.”


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