Dewa awards Jebel Ali Phase III power project contract
May 31, 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has awarded a contract worth Dh798 million ($212 million) for the development of the third phase of K-Station in Jebel Ali to Spanish company Duro Felguera.
K-Station is part of the Jebel Ali power and water desalination station, and one of the main plants providing Dubai with reliable, efficient and high-quality electricity and water services.
The project includes the supply, installation, testing and launch of 2 F-type gas turbines from Siemens AG that will produce 590MW at 50 degrees centigrade, said a statement from Dewa.
The turbines are planned to be operational by the second quarter of 2019, it added.
On the new contract, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO said, "This is part of Dewa’s ongoing plan to provide a long-term sustainable, continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water."
The current generation capacity of K-Station is 948MW. On completion of the third phase, another 590MW will be added, thus bringing the station’s total production capacity to 1,538MW.
"We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to employ an environmentally-friendly energy mix based on the ratios of 25 per cent solar energy, seven per cent each of nuclear power and clean coal, and 61 per cent gas by 2030, with a gradual increase in the use of clean energy in the mix so that it reaches 75 per cent by 2050, making Dubai the city with the smallest carbon footprint in the world," he added.
K-Station uses gas turbines to generate power, and is one of Dewa’s main projects to meet the increasing demand for electricity, said the Dewa statement.
Remotely operated, the station is fully-automated and features state-of-the-art technologies and control systems, as well as the latest operating technologies which minimise emissions. K-Station only uses natural gas, it stated.
On completion of this project in 2019, Dewa’s total installed capacity will be 11,990MW, including clean energy, the statement added.