Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Work is in progress at high speed to complete the Substation M for power generation and water desalination

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, January 26th 2011 [ME NewsWire]

This year will witness the completion of the Substation M Project at Jebel Ali intended to add 2000 MW of electricity power and 140 million gallons of desalinated water to DEWA’s generation capacity to reach a total of 9643 MW of power and 470 million gallons of desalinated water per day.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD & CEO of DEWA stated: “This substation is one of DEWA’s biggest projects where its cost exceeds AED 10 billions. It is a great addition to DEWA’s production capacity.”

“The second quarter of the present year will see the commissioning of 4 gas turbines, two auxiliary boilers and one steam turbine, in addition to the units which were put into service last year. These units included two gas turbines added during the first quarter of last year with the capacity of 234 MW each totaling 468 MW, whereas two units of water desalination were put into service with the capacity of 17.5 million gallons each totaling 35 million gallons of desalinated water per day, in addition to one auxiliary boiler,” HE Al Tayer added.

H.E Al Tayer also pointed out that the substation will be working at its full capacity by the end of this year.

H.E Al Tayer stated that DEWA’s projects are carried out according to a flexible strategic plan, which takes into consideration all different factors that can affect demand for its services, as power peak load increased last year by 9.6% compared with that peak load recorded in 2009, and demand for water also increased by 4.4% compared with that of 2009.


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