New electricity, water desalination station

DUBAI - The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority will establish a new electricity and water desalination station in Jabel Ali to produce more than 850 megawatt of electricity and desalinate 70 million gallons of water daily, according to Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Director-General of Dewa.

Mr Tayer said the Dewa management is currently studying offers proposed by specialised companies and will assign one to start implementing the project.

"The station will include a power electricity station operated by steam and gas turbines, along with water desalination units and a power transfer station capable of transferring more than 400kv of electricity," Mr Tayer said. He said a channel of water will be constructed for water supply from the sea, adding that it will preserve water from oil pollution.

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