Spanish construction engineering firm Duro Felguera has won a contract to install two new gas-fired turbines at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Jebel Ali power and desalination complex.

The contract includes supply, installation, testing and commissioning of two Siemens F-class gas turbines totalling 590 MW.

The turbines are planned to come online by the end of 2019 at the 948 MW ‘K-station’, one of seven power and desalination plants at the 7800 MW Jebel Ali complex.  An expansion plan for the K-station is in the third phase and, with the addition of the turbines, the station’s capacity will grow to 1538 MW.

Duro Felguera won the contract after a global tender received “several competitive bids” according to DEWA.

DEWA is also expanding its 2060 MW M-station at Jebel Ali to raise its capacity to 2760 MW, and recently announced a planned $2.7bn rollout of two substations to support further expansion at Jebel Ali and other plants.

DEWA CEO and managing director Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said his company’s plans support Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to achieve an energy mix of 25 per cent solar, 7 per cent nuclear, 7 per cent clean coal and 61 per cent gas.