Dh 1.1 billion Dewa contract for Aweer H-Station

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 7 February 2018: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a Dh1.1 billion contract for construction of the 4th phase of H-Station at Al Aweer, to a consortium comprising Siemens and Elsewedy Power.

“The project aims to test, supply, and commission three gas turbines with a total capacity of 815 megawatts (MW). The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29 February 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020.

The power station is one of Dewa’s most important projects, to help meet the growing demand for electricity. The station is equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions. The turbines will be completely fuelled with natural gas.

H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50° Celsius. Once the 815MW 4th phase is complete, the station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW.

“Our strategy is aligned with the UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to secure a happy and sustainable future. We work tirelessly to support the UAE in reaching first place in everything we do, and to enhance our infrastructure and our total production capacity, which currently is 10,200MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons (MIGD) of desalinated water per day. Currently, Dewa has over 4,000 MW of projects under construction,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.