Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a nearly $300m (AED1.1bn) contract for the H-Station Phase 4 construction works at Al Aweer to a Siemens and ELSEWEDY Power consortium.

The power station, which aims to meet the growing demand for electricity in Dubai, will test, supply, and commission three gas turbines with a total capacity of 815 megawatts (MW), according to a statement.

The station will be equipped with the latest control systems and technologies to reduce emissions. The turbines will be completely fuelled by natural gas.

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H-Station at Al Aweer has a current total capacity of 1,996MW under climatic conditions and high temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “The turbines are expected to be operational in phases starting from 29 February 2020 and ending on 30 April 2020.”

The station will have a total capacity of 2,811MW once the 815MW 4th phase is completed, the statement added.

Last June, the authority signed a 12-year Operating Plant Service Agreement (OPSA) with Siemens worth $463m (AED1.7bn).

The contract included provision of maintenance, spare parts and gas turbine rehabilitation for the second phase of K-Station at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station as well as for the third phase of H-Station at the Al Aweer Power Station.

DEWA currently has more than 4,000MW of projects under construction within the power sector.