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Dewa’s $300m power plant set for Q1 2023 completion

Dewa aims to produce 100% of desalinated water by a mix of clean energy and waste heat by 2030

State-owned Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed 93 percent of the 829 megawatts (MW) fourth phase of the AED 1.1 billion ($299.47 million) H-Station power plant in Al Aweer with investments.

This phase will increase Al Aweer power station complex’s total capacity to 2,825 MW under climate conditions of 50 degrees Celsius and 30 percent relative humidity, the UAE state-run WAM news agency said.

Key testing and commissioning operations started in Q4, 2022. The project is expected to be operational in Q1 2023.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, said that this plant is one of the authority’s key projects as part of its goal to address peak electricity demand in Dubai.

The project will add to Dewa’s current installed capacity of 14,317 MW of electricity.

Nasser Lootah, executive vice president of generation (power and water) division at Dewa, noted that the project’s work is progressing according to schedule, while maintaining the highest levels of health, safety, quality, and efficiency.

The project is being implemented by a consortium comprising Siemens Energy and Elsewedy Power. It includes supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning three Siemens gas turbines with a total capacity of 829 MW.

The plant includes installing sub-devices and equipment from major international companies, such as natural gas compressors from Germany’s MAN and a natural gas treatment station from Dutch company Petrogas, the statement said.