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Dubai's DEWA picks Spanish firm for key $217m power deal

State utility firm awards contract for the third phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power Station

Dubai's DEWA picks Spanish firm for key $217m power deal

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract for the third phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power Station to Spanish company Duro Felguera, in a deal worth AED798 million ($217.2 million).

The project includes the supply, installation, testing and launch of 2 F-type gas turbines from Siemensthat will produce 590MW at 50 degrees centigrade, DEWA said in a statement.

The turbines are planned to be operational by the second quarter of 2019, it added.

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.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “This is part of DEWA’s ongoing plan to provide a long-term sustainable, continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water.

“We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to employ an environmentally-friendly energy mix,” said Al Tayer.

K-Station uses gas turbines to generate power, and is one of DEWA’s main projects to meet the increasing demand for electricity.

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.

On completion of this project in 2019, DEWA’s total installed capacity will be 11,990MW, including clean energy.

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