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Dewa's Jebel Ali utility complex wins Guinness recognition

DUBAI, March 1, 2021

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said its Jebel Ali Power Generation and Water Production Complex has been declared the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility in the world by Guinness World Records. 
 
The complex has an electricity generation capacity of 9,547 MW, thus adding to Dewa’s record of global achievements.
 
In 2019, the Dubai utility had completed the extension project for M-Station in Jebel Ali, which is the largest power generation and water desalination plant in the UAE. The project included over 20 million safe man hours without lost time injury. 
 
With the construction of the extension, the total cost of the M-Station reached over AED12 billion, while its production capacity reached 2,885 megawatts (MW) and 140 million gallons of desalinated water per day, it stated.
 
"Dewa has created comprehensive power infrastructure development plans based on demand forecast until 2030. Designed to cater to Dubai’s demographic and economic growth, these plans ensure we can provide our services to over one million customers while maintaining the highest standards of quality, safety, availability, reliability, and efficiency," stated MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer after receiving the certificate from Guinness representatives.
 
"This global certificate crowns Dewa’s efforts to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure for electricity and water to drive comprehensive sustainable development," he noted.
 
According to him, Dewa has a track record of global achievements. 
 
Dubai recorded the world’s lowest Customer Minutes Lost (CML) of 1.66 minutes per year; the lowest electricity transmission- and distribution-network-line losses of 3.3 percent, and one of the lowest water-network losses of 5.1 percent. 
 
The total assets of the power production and water desalination plants in the Jebel Ali complex are valued at over AED45 billion ($12.2 billion), he added.
 
On the world record, Nasser Lootah, Executive VP (Generation) said: "Dewa is implementing the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and other innovations. This has resulted in Dewa improving its generation efficiency by 33.41 percent, which also helped achieve considerable financial savings."
 
Dewa's Generation Division is one of the leading units in the use of AI and other modern technologies.
 
"This improvement has also reduced more than 64 million tonnes of carbon emissions, which are equivalent to planting 327 million trees. It has also reduced more than 46,000 tonnes of nitrogen oxide gases and over 3,000 tonnes of sulphur dioxide," he added.



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