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DEWA Awards 3rd Phase K-Station Contract

Project includes supply, installation, testing and launch of 2 F-type gas turbines

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract for the third phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power Station to Spanish company Duro Felguera, worth AED 798 million. This was a global tender with several competitive bids.

The project includes the supply, installation, testing and launch of 2 F-type gas turbines from Siemens AG that will produce 590MW at 50 degrees centigrade. The turbines are planned to be operational by the second quarter of 2019. K-Station is part of the Jebel Ali power and water desalination station, and one of the main plants providing Dubai with reliable, efficient and high-quality electricity and water services.

This meets the continued growth of demand for electricity and the needs of urban, economic and ambitious social projects, and works to establish the status of Dubai as a leading model in the region for its effective and efficient electricity and water infrastructure, to meet current and future requirements. DEWA is working hard to significantly advance the quality of life in Dubai.

DEWA is one of the most important contributors to the vision of the wise leadership; implementing developmental projects, and upgrading the capacity of its infrastructure. DEWA is also upgrading its services to be as efficient and reliable as possible with its electricity and water services to achieve sustainable development in Dubai, and happiness for generations to come.

“We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy2050, to employ an environmentally-friendly energy mix"

“In line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai 2021 Plan, which lays out a road map of ambitious initiatives and developmental projects, and in line with our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, DEWA continues to move forward with its development projects to achieve our leadership’s vision to promote the happiness and well-being of Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors, within an ideal living and working environment. This is part of DEWA’s ongoing plan to provide a long-term sustainable, continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy2050, to employ an environmentally-friendly energy mix based on the following ratios: 25% solar energy, 7% nuclear power, 7% clean coal, and 61% gas by 2030, with a gradual increase in the use of clean energy in the mix so that it reaches 75% by 2050, making Dubai the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world,” said Al Tayer.

K-Station uses gas turbines to generate power, and is one of DEWA’s main projects to meet the increasing demand for electricity. Remotely operated, the station is fully-automated and features state-of-the-art technologies and control systems, as well as the latest operating technologies which minimise emissions. K-Station only uses natural gas.

The current generation capacity of K-Station is 948MW. After the completion of the third phase, 590MW will be added, bringing the station’s total production capacity to 1,538MW. On completion of this project in 2019, DEWA’s total installed capacity will be 11,990MW, including clean energy.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 780,000 customers with a happiness rate that reached 95% in 2016.