DEWA sets world record for largest single-site natural gas power facility

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved the Guinness World Records title of the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility.

DEWA’s Jebel Ali Power Generation & Water Production Complex has an electricity generation capacity of 9,547 MW.

The total assets of the power production and water desalination plants in the Jebel Ali complex are valued at over AED 45 billion.

“This global certificate crowns DEWA’s efforts to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure for electricity and water to drive comprehensive sustainable development. It also consolidates Dubai’s position as a global economic hub, a leading destination for foreign direct investment, and a preferred place to live, work, and visit,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Al Tayer also highlighted DEWA’s track record of other recent global achievements: Dubai recorded the world’s lowest Customer Minutes Lost (CML) of 1.66 minutes per year; the lowest electricity transmission- and distribution-network-line losses of 3.3%, and one of the lowest water-network losses of 5.1%.

Fuel Heat Utilisation in DEWA’s power plants reached 90%, while the UAE, represented by DEWA, maintained its top global ranking for the third consecutive year, with scores of 100% in all Getting Electricity indicators in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report. 

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