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.