Siemens bags Dh1.5 billion contract to operate Dewa plants

DEWA signs OPSA contract with Siemens

DUBAI 7 June 2017: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a 12-year Operating Plant Service Agreement (OPSA) with German company Siemens, worth Dh1.7 billion.

The contract includes providing maintenance, spare parts and gas turbine rehabilitation for the second phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station, and the third phase of H-Station at the Al Aweer Power Station. Dewa also extended the Long Term Maintenance Plan (LTMP), for seven more years, for the second phase of L-Station.

“Dewa strives to introduce all the latest developments in technology and re-engineering processes in its operations. Dewa is consolidating its leading position, both nationally and globally, by providing electricity and water services to the highest international standards of reliability, efficiency, availability and safety,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.

Al Tayer added that the contract contributes to efficiency and quality improvements, cost reduction, and the efficient operation of Dewa’s power plants. It also obliges Siemens will provide specialist personnel, and all the equipment and spare parts for the maintenance of these turbines and generators.

By Rajive Singh