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

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.

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