The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a Dh1.7 billion ($462.7mn) Operating Plant Service Agreement (OPSA) contract with German company Siemens.
The 12-year contract includes the provision of maintenance works, spare parts and gas-turbine rehabilitation for the second phase of the K-Station at Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Station, and the third phase of the H-Station at Al Aweer Power Station.
As part of its efforts to implement best practice to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, reliability and service availability, and in support of its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, Dewa also extended the Long-Term Maintenance Plan (LTMP) for seven more years, for the second phase of the L-Station.
“Dewa strives to introduce all the latest developments in technology and re-engineering processes in its operations. The authority is consolidating its leading position, both nationally and globally, by providing electricity and water services to the highest international standards of reliability, efficiency, availability and safety,” said Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa.
Al Tayer added that the contract contributes to efficiency and quality improvements, cost reduction, and the efficient operation of Dewa’s power plants. It also obliges Siemens to provide specialist personnel, and all the equipment and spare parts for the maintenance of these turbines and generators.