DEWA awards US$300mn contract for fourth phase of H-Station in Al Aweer

DEWA CEODubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract for the construction of the fourth phase of H-Station at Al Aweer, worth US$300mn, to a consortium comprising Siemens and Elsewedy Power

The power station is one of DEWA’s most important projects, to help meet the growing demand for electricity. The station is equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions. The turbines will be completely fuelled with natural gas. H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50º Celsius. Once the 815MW fourth phase is complete, the station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW.

“We are working hard to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and we strive to improve our performance, productivity, and customer service. Our strategy is aligned with the UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to secure a happy and sustainable future. We work tirelessly to support the UAE in reaching first place in everything we do, and to enhance our infrastructure and our total production capacity, which currently is 10,200MW of electricity and 470mn imperial gallons (MIGD) of desalinated water per day. Currently, DEWA has over 4,000 MW of projects under construction,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“The project aims to test, supply, and commission three gas turbines with a total capacity of 815MW. The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29 February 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020,” added Al Tayer.

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