9 April 2017
Dubai Government continues to achieve the highest quality life for citizens and residents in Dubai, while working to ensure sustainable development and the happiness of the current and future generation. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is one of the biggest contributors towards Dubai and the government’s vision, through its multiple projects and initiatives, and improving the efficiency of infrastructure to provide services that meet the highest levels of efficiency, reliability, and credibility.
“DEWA is confidently moving forward to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in November 2015, to diversify energy sources in the emirate, deriving 25% from solar energy, 7% from nuclear power, 7% from clean coal, and 61% from gas by 2030. Clean energy sources will be gradually increased to 75% by 2050. To achieve this vision, DEWA has launched a number of promising projects in the field of clean and renewable energy, most notably the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world's largest single-site solar project with a planned capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of DEWA, opened the M-Station for electricity generation and water desalination, in Jebel Ali in April 2013. The Jebel Ali Power Station (JAPS)’s M-Station is one of the main pillars that enable DEWA to provide Dubai with a very reliable, efficient and high-quality electricity and water supply.
DEWA works tirelessly to enhance its total production capacity, which is currently 10,000 MW of electricity and 470 million imperial gallons (MIGD) of desalinated water per day. DEWA recognises that securing the supply of electricity and water, and ensuring their long-term sustainability is critical to achieving the vision of the wise leadership. DEWA works to anticipate the future, to meet all future requirements and needs. The M-Station is a new national landmark, and adds to DEWA’s growing list of achievements over the last five decades.
“The M-station is the largest power production and desalination plant in the UAE, with a current total capacity of 2,185MW of electricity and 140 MIGD. The station adopts the highest levels of availability, reliability, and efficiency, using the most advanced technologies in the world. It is equipped with the latest smart devices and sophisticated heavy-duty technological systems. M-Station was built at a cost of AED 10 billion and AED 150 million. AED 6.2 billion was invested in the generation of 2,185 MW of electricity from 6 gas turbines (“F” model) with a capacity of 25