A consortium of Siemens and ELSEWEDY Power has secured a nearly $300 million contract from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the H-Station Phase 4 construction works at Al Aweer.
The power station aims to meet the growing demand for electricity in Dubai. Three gas turbines to be installed at the power stations will have total capacity of 815MW. The station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW once the 815MW 4th phase is completed.
To date, the H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under optimum climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.
The station will be equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, said: “The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29 February 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020.”
Last June, DEWA signed a 12-year Operating Plant Service Agreement (OPSA) with Siemens worth $463 million.
The contract included provision of maintenance, spare parts and gas turbine rehabilitation for the second phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station, as well as for the third phase of H-Station at the Al Aweer Power Station.
DEWA currently has more than 4,000MW of projects under construction within the power sector.
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