Guinness World Records has recognized 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 $12.3 billion.
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.