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DEWA awards $142m power station contracts

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority inks deals with ABB, Areva to expand facilities.

DEWA awards $142m power station contracts

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said on Monday that it has awarded AED522m ($142m) in contracts to expand its facilities.

It said in a statement that it has signed a long term agreement with Ansaldo Energia to supply spare parts and services for the Jebel Ali Power Station.

The deal is for a period of 10 years and the contract is worth at AED450m.

DEWA also inked two contracts with ABB Industries and Areva T&D ME for transmission system upgrades involving various substations. The total volume of the business with ABB will be around AED70m and AED2.5m with Areva T&D ME, the utility added.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer managing director and CEO of DEWA said: "DEWA dedicates a great importance to the networks of power transmission and the main substations which constitute the backbone of Dubai Electricity.

"DEWA will equip its facilities with the-state-of-the art technologies to further enhance their reliability and efficiency in order to serve Dubai's urban and economic expansion."

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