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Spaniards win K-Station contract

July 2017

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded Spanish company Duro Felguera a deal worth Dh798 million ($212 million) for the development of the third phase of K-Station in Jebel Ali.

K-Station is part of the Jebel Ali power and water desalination station, and one of the main plants. 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.  The project includes the supply, installation, testing and launch of two F-type gas turbines from Siemens that will produce 590 MW at 50 deg C. The turbines are planned to be operational by Q2 of 2019.

On the new contract, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO of Dewa, 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 948 MW. On completion of the third phase, another 590 MW will be added, thus bringing the station’s total production capacity to 1,538 MW.

“We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to employ an environment-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.

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