Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens have firmed up the $400mn contract for the 700MW expansion of the M-Station power plant in Jebel Ali.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East and UAE signed the turnkey deal at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015) which kicked off on Tuesday in Dubai.
Mott McDonald is the consultant for the project which will be completed by end of April 2018.
The new combined-cycle power plant will add a further 700 megawatts (MW) to the installed generating capacity of M-Station at Jebel Ali, boosting its capacity to 2,760MW when the project is completed.
The expansion project includes adding two gas turbine generators, two heat recovery steam turbine generators, and one back pressure steam turbine.
This will increase the plant’s thermal efficiency from 82.4% to 85.8%, which is considered to be one of the highest thermal-efficiency rates in the world.
“Siemens has been a trusted partner to DEWA for more than 30 years, and we are committed to driving the sustainable development of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates with clean and efficient power technologies,” said Siersdorfer.
“As Dubai looks forward to EXPO 2020 and the realisation of its ambitious future vision, we are proud to be a significant contributor to essential infrastructure in the emirate.”
Originally built at a cost of AED 10bn, M-Station is the newest and largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE, with a total capacity of 2,060MW of electricity and 140 million imperial gallons of water per day.
After completing the expansion of the plant, DEWA’s installed power generation capacity will reach 10,356MW of electricity.