GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stations

Power gridGE Power will begin work in the first quarter of 2019. (Image source: Oran Viriyincy/Flickr)Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement worth about US$52.5mn with GE Power to upgrade gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station

GE Power will begin work on the upgrade in Q1 2019 and complete the project in Q1 2021.

“DEWA is our long-term partner and we are committed to supporting the organization in delivering highly efficient and reliable power to meet the sustainable development vision of Dubai and the UAE. The AGP upgrade at the three GE gas turbines will bring unprecedented value to Jebel Ali Power Station E by increasing its lifecycle, and helping achieve improved output and lower maintenance intervals. We leverage the potential offered by digital technology to bring transformational change to the power sector, meeting the growth vision of our partners,” Joseph Anis, president and CEO of GE’s power services business in Africa, India and the Middle East, said.

Governments in the Middle East have been looking to improve the efficiency of their existing power stations even as they invest increasingly in renewable sources of power to cut their dependence on fossil fuels.

Industrial companies such as GE are also looking to boost market share in high-margin markets such as internet of things and other digital offerings as demand from traditional energy sector customers remains muted.

GE is also working with DEWA on projects such as the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Hassyan Clean Coal project.

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