Dewa says AED1bn power station expansion '50% complete'

Expansion will increase power generation capacity to 2,760MW by 2018
By Staff writer
Wed 28 Dec 2016 12:44 PM

Dubai utility provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said on Tuesday it has completed 53 percent of its AED1.47 billion ($400 million), project to expand of the M-Station power plant.

The expansion of the $3.17 billion (AED11.62 billion)-valued plant, will add new power generation units to increase capacity by 700 megawatt (MW) to 2,760MW by 2018.

It is also intended to increase the plant’s thermal efficiency from 82.4 percent to 85.8 percent, which Dewa claims is “one of the highest thermal-efficiency rates in the world.”

Dewa said two gas turbine generators will become operational on May 31 2017, followed by two heat-recovery steam turbine generators and one back-pressure steam turbine on April 30 2018.

The state-owned utility company also claimed to have completed “3.9 million safe man-hours without any injuries”.

Dewa’s installed capacity currently stands at 9,900MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons of water per day.

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