German industrial group Siemens has been awarded a 1.47 billion dirhams ($400.2 million) contract to expand the M-Station power plant in Dubai, the emirate's state-owned utility said.
The expansion will increase its electricity-generating capacity to 2,700 megawatts, from 2,060 MWs, at the gas-powered facility, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said in a statement.
The expansion should be completed by the end of April 2018, DEWA added.
The utility last month said it was close to awarding the contract for the project.
($1 = 3.6730 UAE dirhams)