Spanish firm bags $217.3m contract for Dubai power station

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $217.3m contract to Duro Felguera for Phase 3 of the K-Station at the Jebel Ali power station

K-Station is remotely operated and fully automated.
K-Station is remotely operated and fully automated.

Spain-headquartered construction engineering company, Duro Felguera, has won the contract for Phase 3 of the K-Station at the Jebel Ali power station.

The contract was awarded by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and is valued at $217.3m (AED798m). It covers the supply, installation, testing, and launch of two F-type gas turbines from Siemens AG, which will produce 590MW at 50°C.

According to DEWA, the turbines are expected 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 electricity and water services.

In a statement, DEWA said that it is working to significantly advance the quality of life in Dubai, and upgrading its services to be as efficient and reliable as possible with its electricity and water services.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said: “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 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. 

“We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, 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.”

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 the latest operating technologies, which minimise emissions. K-Station, DEWA noted, 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. By 2019, DEWA is expecting its total installed capacity to reach 11,990MW, including clean energy.

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