Mitsubishi Power has announced the actual commissioning of two M701F natural gas turbines as part of the Layyah Power Plant expansion project for Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA). Mitsubishi Power has also signed a long-term service and maintenance agreement with SEWA to ensure the efficiency and stability of power supply from the plant. The operation of the two turbines at the station, with a capacity of 1,026 megawatts, comes within the framework of the full supply agreement for the Layyah plant project, which was concluded by SEWA with a consortium of Mitsubishi Power and El Sewedy Electric to expand the possibilities of The Layyah plant in the Emirate of Sharjah, which aims to support the economic growth of the Emirate and the improvement of the efficiency and productivity of electric power and water desalination through the adoption and application of the latest technical solutions and the adoption of facilities.
Saeed Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority, said that the Al Layyah power plant project is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to increase the efficiency of electricity production in the emirate as the main driver of economic development. As part of SEWA’s strategy, which aims to raise generation capacity to 4,600 megawatts and raise operating efficiency to more than 60% by 2030, in line with the economic, industrial, commercial and residential growth of the Emirate of Sharjah. He added, “We are strengthening our strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Power by signing a long-term service and maintenance agreement at the Layyah plant and benefiting from the company’s global expertise and technical standards that have proven their effectiveness in the region and the world.” When it is completed, the Layyah plant is expected to supply 20% of Sharjah’s energy needs. Under the full supply contract, Mitsubishi Power will supply basic equipment including gas turbines, steam turbines, three generators and heat recovery steam exchangers. Elsewedy Electric is responsible for engineering, procurement and construction.