Thermal desalination expansion on track in Dubai

The expansion of Dubai’s M-Station combined power and thermal desalination plant is now over 50% complete...

Content Dam Ww Online Articles 2017 01 Dewa Desalination

Content Dam Ww Online Articles 2017 01 Dewa Desalination

DUBAI, UAE – The expansion of Dubai’s M-Station combined power and thermal desalination plant is now over 50% complete, according to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

It was in early 2015 when DEWA awarded Siemens the AED 1.47bn (US$400m) contract to expand the site, with Mott MacDonald acting as the consultant on the project.

The desalination plant, at a cost of AED3.95 billion (US$1.07bn), uses eight multi-stage flash distillation (MSF) desalination units.

Each of the units has a capacity of 17.5 million gallons per day (MIGD), with a total of 140 MIGD.

The expansion project is expected to be completed and delivered by April 2018.

Opened in 2013, the total cost of M-Station including the expansion will total AED11.62 billion (US$3.1bn).

DEWA’s installed capacity is currently 9,900MW of electricity and 470 million MIGD.

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