German industrial group Siemens has been awarded a 1.47 billion dirhams ($400.2 million) contract to expand the M-Station power plant in Dubai, the emirate's state-owned utility said in a statement.
The expansion will increase its electricity-generating capacity to 2,700 megawatts, from 2,060 MWs, at the gas-powered facility, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said in a statement.
The expansion should be completed by the end of April 2018, DEWA added.
The utility last month said it was close to awarding the contract for the project.
Mott MacDonald was earlier appointed consultant for the project, which will be completed and delivered by the end of April 2018.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "The M-Station, built at a cost of AED10 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."
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