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Dewa awards consultancy contracts

October 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded consultancy contracts for two projects aimed at meeting the emirate’s power and water needs.

These include a contract for the advisory services to develop the fourth phase of the Aweer Power Station ‘H’, worth Dh22.2 million ($6.04 million).

“The project aims to test, supply, and install three gas turbines with a total capacity of 700 MW. The first turbine will be operational by January 1, 2020, the second on March 1, 2020, and the third on April 30, 2020,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.

The Aweer Power Station ‘H’ has a current capacity of 1,974 MW. Once the fourth phase is complete, the station will have a total capacity of 2,674 MW.

Another consultancy contract worth Dh16.3 million ($4.43 million) was awarded to an international company to develop a new reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant at the Jebel Ali Power Station. With a total desalination capacity of 40 million gallons per day, the project would be operational by April 2020.

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