$3.1 B M-Station Extension project inaugurated in Dubai

UAE, Dubai: Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, inaugurated the extension project of M-Station in Jebel Ali, the largest power and water desalination plant in the UAE.

With the construction of the extension, the total cost of M-Station reached $3.1 B (AED11.669 B) while its production capacity reached 2,885 MW and 530 million litres (140 million gallons) of desalinated water per day. Built according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency and quality, the $408 M (AED1.527 B) extension project added new generating units with a capacity of 700 MW.

Before the extension, M-Station generated 2,185 MW of electricity from six Siemens F-model gas turbines, each with a capacity of 255 MW, six Doosan waste-heat recovery boilers for steam generation, three Alstom steam turbines with a capacity of 218 MW each. The project also included construction of 16 fuel-oil storage tanks, each with a capacity of 20,000 m³ and totalling 320,000 m³ of fuel-oil storage.

The extension project added a total of 700 MW of electricity to the M-Station. It includes two dual-fuel gas turbine generators each with a capacity of 263.5 MW, two waste heat-recovery boilers for steam generation and a back pressure steam turbine from Siemens with capacity of 173 MW.

Source: Emirates News Agency