DEWA awards AED1.1 billion for constructing 4th phase of H-Station at Al Aweer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7, 2018

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has awarded a contract for work on the 4th phase of H-Station at Al Aweer, worth AED1.1 billion, to a consortium comprising Siemens and ELSEWEDY Power.

'The project aims to test, supply, and commission three gas turbines with a total capacity of 815 megawatts, MW. The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29th February, 2020, and ending on 30th April, 2020,' Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said.

The power station is one of DEWA’s most important projects, to help meet the growing demand for electricity. The station is equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions. The turbines will be completely fueled with natural gas. H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius. Once the 815MW 4th phase is complete, the station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW.