Guinness World Records recognises Dubai Jebel Ali power complex as largest gas-fired facility globally

The site has a total capacity of 9,547 MW and is valued at over $12.3bn

Dewa's Jebel Ali power station. In 2019, Dewa completed extension work at the M-Station in the power plant, which is the largest power and water desalination facility in the UAE. Courtesy Dewa
Dewa's Jebel Ali power station. In 2019, Dewa completed extension work at the M-Station in the power plant, which is the largest power and water desalination facility in the UAE. Courtesy Dewa

Guinness World Records has recognised Dubai's 9.5GW Jebel Ali power and desalination complex as the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility globally.

The site, which has a total capacity of 9,547 MW, is valued at over Dh45 billion ($12.3bn).

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, the emirate's utility, said its long-term power generation plans meet the needs of over "one million customers".

“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 said in a statement on Monday.

In 2019, the utility completed extension work at the M-Station in the power plant, which is the largest power and water desalination facility in the UAE.

With the upgrade, power generation capacity at the M-station valued at over Dh12bn, reached 2,885MW. Water generation capacity also reached 140 million gallons per day.

German industrial firm Siemens was awarded a contract with a combined order value of $450 million to carry out work in upgrading the M-Station.

Mott McDonald was the project consultant for the extension work. Dewa selected Fisia Italimpianti, Gruppo Impregilo, and Doosan Heavy Industries as general contractors for the original M-Station, which was commissioned in 2013.

Updated: March 1, 2021 06:57 PM

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