Dewa awards power and water contracts

10 March 2011

Five contracts awarded to companies from India, Spain, the UAE and Germany

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed five contracts for power and water projects in a bid to support its infrastructure and boost the efficiency of its grids and networks.

The first contract includes the construction of phases one and two of the Al-Ghafat reservoirs, with capacity of 120 million imperial gallons. The contract, which is worth AED285m ($77.5m), was awarded to India’s Pratibha Industries.

Dewa signed the second contract with Spain’s Apina. Apina will construct an inlet air chilling for gas turbines at L Station, Phase I at Jebel Ali. After completion of this project, Dewa will generate additional power of about 108MW from three gas turbines from L Station at peak summer season and it will improve efficiency of gas turbines.

The third contract includes 132kV cable laying works at a cost of AED100m and at total length of 230 kilometres. The contractor for the project is the local Emirates Electrical Engineering.

The fourth contract was signed with Germany’s Siemens. It includes the supply, installation, testing, commissioning of five stations with capacity of 400kV capacity, at a cost up to AED372m.

The final contract was also signed with Siemens and relates to the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of systems for transmission control centres, at a cost up to AED97m.

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