US $3.26bn worth of jobs awarded by Dewa

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded six contracts worth a combined US $3.26 billion (AED12 billion) for the construction of power and desalination plants.

TURN ON: Dewa has awarded six contracts for power and desalination plants in the area.
TURN ON: Dewa has awarded six contracts for power and desalination plants in the area.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded six contracts worth a combined US $3.26 billion (AED12 billion) for the construction of power and desalination plants.

The first contract, worth $1.68 billion, was awarded to South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Company on a turnkey basis for the construction of the ‘M Station' power generation plant in Jebel Ali. It will be completed by June 2010.

The second contract, worth $1.1 billion, was awarded to Italy's Fisia-Italimpianti, also on a turnkey basis, for the construction of a desalination plant, which will produce 140 gallons of treated water a day. The target completion date is also June 2010.

The third contract was awarded to Dubai's Mammut Group for the construction of phases four, five and six of the Mushrif reservoir with a total capacity of 100 gallons a day. The contract is valued at $169 million and the project will be completed by April 2009.

The fourth contract, worth $42.2 million, was awarded to Oman's Gulf Petrochemical Services and is for a 20-inch diesel fuel oil pipeline from Jebel Ali Free Zone to Awir Power Station. It is to be completed by January 2009.

The fifth contract was awarded to France's Areva for two 400/132kV substations at Barsha and Nad Al Sheba for a cost of $222 million, and is to be completed by December 2009.

The last contract, worth $122 million, was awarded to Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for a 400/132kV substation, to be completed by February 2010.

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