Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement valued at AED 192.7 million with GE Power for an advanced technology upgrade of the GE 9E gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station.
Work on the Advanced Gas Path (AGP) upgrade will commence in the first quarter of 2019 and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2021.
Installed in over 430 gas turbines operating in more than 38 countries in five continents, the AGP gas turbine upgrade solution delivers tremendous value to customers through a range of performance advancements. For example, it can increase the output of 9E fleet by up to 6.2 percent.
“DEWA is our long-term partner and we are committed to supporting the organisation in delivering highly efficient and reliable power to meet the sustainable development vision of Dubai and the UAE,” said Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE’s Power Services business in Africa, India and the Middle East.
“The AGP upgrade at the three GE gas turbines will bring unprecedented value to Jebel Ali Power Station E by increasing its lifecycle, and helping achieve improved output and lower maintenance intervals. We leverage the potential offered by digital technology to bring transformational change to the power sector, meeting the growth vision of our partners.”
As the dynamics of energy markets continue shifting, GE is responding to customer needs by innovating with new performance enhancements on the AGP solution targeted to very specific operational needs.
The AGP technology can deliver short-cycle financial returns for power producers.
GE is working with DEWA on ambitious projects including its flagship Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Hassyan Clean Coal project as well as path-breaking initiatives that will transform the energy landscape.