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DEWA awards $300m contract for H-Station Phase 4

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a nearly $300m (AED1.1bn) contract for the Phase 4 construction of the H-Station at Al Aweer to a Siemens and ELSEWEDY Power consortium

The station will be equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions.
The station will be equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a nearly $300m (AED1.1bn) contract for the H-Station Phase 4 construction works at Al Aweer to a Siemens and ELSEWEDY Power consortium.

The power station, which aims to meet the growing demand for electricity in Dubai, will test, supply, and commission three gas turbines with a total capacity of 815 megawatts (MW), according to a statement.

The station will be equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions. The turbines will be completely fuelled by natural gas.

READ: DEWA signs $463m OPSA deal with Siemens

H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29 February 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020.”

The station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW once the 815MW 4th phase is completed, the statement added.

Last June, the authority signed a 12-year Operating Plant Service Agreement (OPSA) with Siemens worth $463m (AED1.7bn).

The contract included provision of maintenance, spare parts and gas turbine rehabilitation for the second phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station as well as for the third phase of H-Station at the Al Aweer Power Station.

DEWA currently has more than 4,000MW of projects under construction within the power sector.

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