DEWA gets into Guinness World Record; Titled as World’s largest natural gas power station

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, receives the certificate from Guinness representative

The Jebel Ali Power Generation and Water Production Complex of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved the Guinness World Records title as the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility in the World.

The site is worth more than $12.3 billion (Dh45 billion) and has a total capacity of 9,547 MW. Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, has received the certificate from Guinness representatives.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“DEWA has created comprehensive electricity infrastructure development plans based on demand forecast until 2030. Designed to cater to Dubai’s demographic and economic growth, these plans ensure we can provide our services to over one million customers while maintaining the highest standards of quality, safety, availability, reliability, and efficiency. This global certificate crowns DEWA’s efforts to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure for electricity and water to drive comprehensive sustainable development.”

Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation at DEWA said, ” DEWA is implementing the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and other innovations. It has resulted in DEWA improving its generation efficiency by 33.41 percent, which also helped achieve considerable financial savings. This improvement has also reduced more than 64 million tonnes of carbon emissions, which are equivalent to planting 327 million trees. It has also reduced more than 46,000 tonnes of nitrogen oxide gases and over 3,000 tonnes of sulphur dioxide.”

Jebel Ali M-Station

The utility completed extension work at the M-Station in the power plant in 2019, which is the UAE’s largest power and water desalination facility. With the upgrade, power generation capacity at the M-station worth over 3.2 billion (Dh12 billion), reached 2,885MW. Water generation capacity also reached 140 million gallons per day.

German industrial company Siemens has been awarded a contract to upgrade the M-Station with a total order value of $450 million. Mott McDonald was the project consultant for the extension work. DEWA selected Fisia Italimpianti, Gruppo Impregilo, and Doosan Heavy Industries as general contractors for the original M-Station, which was commissioned in 2013.

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