DEWA signs $56 million deal for Jebel Ali turbine extension

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a contract to extend the life of the three GE 9E gas turbines at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station.

The goals of the agreement, worth AED 192.7 million ($52.5 million), are to increase energy production, improve efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions at the facility.

The three turbines at Jebel Ali were installed in 1989. The project, which runs from 2019 to 2021, will extend their lifecycle for an additional 12 years.

“Our strategic priorities are energy supply security and to make Dubai a role model for the efficiency and reliability of energy and water, through the development of various operations, and the provision of a world-class utility,” said Saeed Al Tayer, chief executive of DEWA.