By Staff writer
German industrial group to expand the M-Station power plant which is slated for completion in April 2018
German industrial group Siemens on Tuesday signed a $400 million contract to expand the M-Station power plant in Dubai.
The deal with the emirate's state-owned utility DEWA will increase the gas-powered plant's electricity-generating capacity to 2,760 megawatts, from 2,060MW.
The expansion should be completed by the end of April 2018, a statement said. M-Station, built at a cost of AED10 billion ($2.72 billion), is the newest and largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East signed the agreement at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015) in Dubai.
The deal is part of DEWA's efforts to build sustainable systems for the production, transmission and distribution of electricity and water to the highest international standards, to contribute to the success of Dubai and the UAE.
The new combined-cycle power plant will add a further 700MW to the installed generating capacity of M-Station at Jebel Ali.
The expansion project includes adding two gas turbine generators, two heat recovery steam turbine generators, and one back pressure steam turbine.
Siersdorfer said: "Siemens has been a trusted partner to DEWA for more than 30 years, and we are committed to driving the sustainable development of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates with clean and efficient power technologies.
"As Dubai looks forward to Expo 2020 and the realisation of its ambitious future vision, we are proud to be a significant contributor to essential infrastructure in the emirate," he said.