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DEWA signs US$272mn worth of new contracts

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed five new contracts worth US$272mn for power and water projects that will support Dubai utilitys infrastructure and also boost the efficiency of grids and networks to meet the growth and demand for its services.

The first contract includes the construction of AL Ghafat Reservoirs Phase 1 and 2 with capacity of 120 Million Imperial Gallons (MIG) and at a total cost of US$77.5mn. The contractor of this contract is Pratibha Industries Ltd.

The second contract was signed with APINA, Spain, to set up and 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 approximatly 108MW from three gas turbines from "L" Station at peak summer season and it will improve efficiency of gas turbines.

The third contract focused around laying 132KV cables at a cost of US$27mn and at total length of 230km. The contractor of the project is Emirates Electrical Engineering LLC.

The fourth contract was made with Siemens LLC. It includes the supply, installation, testing, commissioning of five nos. series reactor stations at generating stations with 400KV OHL, at a cost up to US$101mn.

The fifth and final contract was also with Siemens and it relates to the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of SCADA/EMS/DTS system for transmission control centres, at a cost up to US$26.4mn.