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HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

DEWA extends deadline to receive bids for M-Station expansion project to accommodate requests from international companies

: Tuesday, August 19 - 2014 @ 15:18

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has extended the deadline to receive bids for the expansion project for its M-Station power production and desalination plant by one month to 15 October 2014.

The deadline has been extended at the request of major international companies. The expansion project supports DEWA’s strategies and plans to meet the overall development needs of electricity and water. These strategies align with the Dubai Strategic Plan and the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The M-Station, built at a cost of Dhs10 billion, is the newest and largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE, with a total capacity of 2,060 MW of electricity and 140 million imperial gallons of water per day. The station adopts the highest levels of availability, reliability, and efficiency, using the most advanced technologies in the world. DEWA enhances the efficiency and capacity of the production, transmission and distribution of electricity and water networks to meet the needs of consumers, developers and other business sectors to meet the growing demand for power in Dubai.

“The expansion project includes new power generation units with a capacity of 600 MW to be added to the current capacity of the station to eventually produce 2,660 MW by 2018. The expansion project also includes adding two gas turbines, a steam turbine, and a heat-recovery unit, which will increase the plant’s thermal efficiency to 90%, which is considered among the highest thermal efficiency rates in the world,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“The Jebel Ali Power Station’s M-Station is one of the main pillars that enable DEWA to provide Dubai with a very reliable, efficient and high quality electricity and water supply, which contributed to Dubai’s successful bid to host Expo 2020. DEWA works tirelessly to enhance its total production capacity, which is currently 9,656 MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day. At a cost of 10 billion dirhams, M-Station is the largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE. It is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technological systems,” added Al Tayer.

Out of the Dhs10 billion investment, Dhs6.2 billion was invested in the generation of 2,060 MW of electricity from 6 gas turbines, 6 boilers for waste heat recovery, and 3 steam turbines. The project has been implemented in phases since mid-2010. Water desalination systems amounted to Dhs3.95 billion using 8 desalination units, each with a capacity of 5.17 million imperial gallons per day, and 4 boilers with a total capacity of 140 million imperial gallons.

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