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The M-Station in Jebel Ali ... expansion under way.

The M-Station in Jebel Ali ... expansion under way.

Dewa completes 82pc of M-Station expansion

January 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed 82 per cent of Jebel Ali’s M-Station expansion project, the newest and largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, was briefed by Siemens’ representatives on the construction, engineering, and operational progress of the expansion project, which is going according to schedule. To date, most of the civil work has been done, and 10.9 million safe man-hours recorded without any injuries.

M-Station is the largest electricity generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, with a current total capacity of 2,185 MW of electricity and 140 million gallons of desalinated water per day (GPD). The station’s total capacity will reach 2,885 MW when the expansion project is completed in Q3 of 2018.

The station includes the provision of new power generating units, adding 700 MW to the installed generation capacity of M-Station. The expansion project includes the addition of two dual-fuel gas turbine generators, two heat-recovery steam boilers, and a steam turbine that is 90 per cent fuel-efficient. This will increase the plant’s thermal efficiency from 82.4 per cent to 85.8 per cent, which is one of the highest thermal-efficiency rates in the world.  




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