CCGT Plants in the United Arab Emirates
Al Ghail
Location: Ras al-Khaimah
Operator: Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA)
Configuration: 2 X 42-MW 6001 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: BHEL
EPC: Electrowatt, Electro RAK LLC, Emirates Heavy Engineering
Quick facts: In Sep 2007, RAKIA formed Al Ghail Power LLC to build a new, dual-fuel power plant in Al Ghail Industrial Park, 40km southeast of Al Hamra Industrial Zone. In Oct 2007, BHEL received a €27mn order for the gas turbines for the site, where FEWA already had two 34-MW steam sets built in the late 1970s. The new machines came online in April 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Independent Power Corp PLC
Posted 19 Jul 2017

Al Hamriyah
Location: Sharjah
Operator: Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA)
Configuration: 4 X 95 MW 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, ABB, Groupe Clemessy
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, SEWA awarded GE Energy a contract for four gas-fired Frame 9E gas turbines for phase one of the Hamriyah PS. The contract also included erection and commissioning services along with electrical and mechanical BOP. The first-phase project cost $272mn and was funded with a sukuk facility by a syndicate headed by Sharjah Islamic Bank and also including Kuwait Finance House, ABC Islamic Bank, and Gulf International Bank. Two of the new machines went online in Mar 2007 followed by the second pair in May.

Photograph courtesy of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Posted 26 Dec 2016

Al Hamra
Location: Ras al-Khaimah
Operator: Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA)
Configuration: 2 X 22.5-MW LM2500 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Independent Power Corp, Electro RAK LLC, Mecwel Constructions, Emirates Heavy Engineering
Quick facts: Work on these gas turbines began in Sep 2008 and the plant was fully commissioned in Apr 2009. The project cost USD 40mn.

Photograph courtesy of Independent Power Corp PLC
Posted 19 Jul 2017

Al Taweelah-A1 Extension
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Gulf Total Tractebel Power Co
Configuration: 1,130-MW, 5+3 CCGT desalination plant with 9001E gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Babcock Borsig Power
Quick facts: In 2000, this $1.5bn project was awarded by ADWEA to a 50:50 consortium of Tractebel and Total which owns 40% of the plant. The remaining 60% is held by ADWEA. The plant was fully commissioned in May 2003.

Photograph courtesy of Babcock-Hitachi Europe
Posted 7 Mar 2004

Al Taweelah-A2
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Emirates CMS Power Co
Configuration: 710-MW, 3+2 CCGT desalination plant with V94.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2001
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Mott McDonald, Arabian Construction Co
Quick facts: This project was the first BOT project in the UAE and was executed on a fast track basis. Output of the desalination plant is 230,000 cu m/day.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 28 Oct 2003

Al Taweelah-B Extension
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Taweelah Asia Power Co
Configuration: 1,050-MW, 3+1 CCGT desalination plant with SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2008-2009
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: The Al Taweelah site is 80km north of Abu Dhabi City.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 31 Mar 2009

Al Taweelah Smelter Phase I
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Emirates Aluminium
Configuration: two 865-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with 9001FA gas turbines CHP, two 260-MW, simple cycle 9001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
Operation: 2003
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: SNC-Lavalin, Worley Parsons
Quick facts: In May 2006, consultant Halcrow and Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone (KPIZ) bgan feasibility and environmental studies on the first phase of the EMAL smelter power plant at Al Taweelah. The EMAL site is next to the Taweelah B CCGT plant. In Jan 2008, GE was formally awarded an AED 1.8bn contract for the main generation equipment. Site mobilization started in Apr 2007 and construction started in De 2007. The smelter and power station complex was a massive EPC effort with a peak workforce of 22,700 representing 50 different nationalities working under extreme weather conditions with temperatures exceeding 120F. The workfleet numbered some 600 trucks and overall material quantities included 610,000 cu m of concrete, 2,350mn cu m of landfill, 60,000t of steel, and 2,850km of cable

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 24 Sep 2011

Aweer-2
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Configuration: 6 X 101-MW M701D gas turbines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1997-1998
T/G supplier: MHI
EPC: Fichtner India, MHI, Bahwan Engineering
Quick facts: At Al-Aweer

Photograph courtesy of Bahwan Engineering
Posted 14 Jun 2008

Dubal Blocks 1&2
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal)
Configuration: 150 MW, 1+1 CCGT block with GT11D gas turbines, two 340-MW 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT13E2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1990-1999
HRSG supplier: CMI, Alstom
T/G supplier: ABB, Alstom
EPC: ABB, Ewbank
Quick facts: The foundation stone for the Dubal smelter was laid in Oct 1975 and commercial production began in Jan 1980. In 2010, annual production exceeded 1mn mt for the first time.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Re-posted 22 Jul 2012

Dubal CCPP22
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal)
Configuration: 430-MW CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2006
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: In Jun 2006, Dubal awarded a €200mn contract to Alstom for the turnkey supply of a new CCGT block to power the smelter extension with two potlines. The new power plant went into operation at the end of 2007.

Photograph courtesy of INCO Group
Posted 19 Jul 2017

Dubal GTX
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Aluminium Co (Dubal)
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW GT13E2 cogen
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, INCO Group
Quick facts: In Feb 2007, Alstom won a turnkey €125mn order from Dubal for this gas turbine cogeneration plant. It can be used to supplement steam flows to other HRSGs during GT shutdowns or used on its own account. For this unusual installation, about 1km of new pipe racks were required in a complex configuration using almost six dozen different foundations. Alstom also supplied a new DCS, the electrical balance of plant, and the steam piping. The new machine was synchronized in October 2009. VPC GmbH was an engineering consultant.

Photograph courtesy of VPC GmbH
Posted 19 Jul 2017

Jebel Ali-D Phase II Repower
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Configuration: 3 X 159-MW V94.2 gas turbines, desalination service
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000-2001
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Tosi, Elin
EPC: Hyundai, Bahwan Engineering
Quick facts: The contract for the construction of Jebel Ali-D Phase II was awarded in Mar 1981 and was completed in stages from Jan to Jul 1984. In Nov 1999, Hyundai E&C won an award to repower these steam sets and build a 400kV substation. The new equipment was ordered in March 2001 and went online in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of NEM
Posted 25 Feb 2007

Jebel Ali-M
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Configuration: 3  X 670-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with V94.3A gas turbines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010-2011
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens, Alstom
EPC: Doosan
Quick facts: In Sep 2005, DEWA appointed Fichtner as consultant for the Jebel Ali-M IWPP. After a first tender, DEWA decided to rebid the project in Sep 2006. In March 2007, DEWA and Doosan signed a $1.14bn LOA for the EPC work, the largest power engineering export sale to date for any Korean company. In Jun 2007, Alstom signed a €60mn contract to provide three 220-MW COMAX steam turbines and TOPAIR air cooled turbogenerators for the project. These single-casing steam turbines enable the extraction of the large amounts of steam required for the desalination process. The project broke ground in Aug 2007 and the workforce peaked at 7,000. Doosan worked 20mn accident-free hours on the job. In April 2013, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened the M Station. The AED 10bn project was the largest power and water plant in the UAE at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Doosan
Posted 2 Mar 2011

Khorfakkan
Location: Sharjah
Operator: Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA)
Configuration: 3 X 20-MW 5001, 1 X 38-MW 6001B, 1 X 50-MW FT8 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1988-2009
T/G supplier: Alsthom, EGT, P&W
EPC: EGT, Descon
Quick facts: Khorfakkan is on the Gulf of Oman near Jabal Sidr. In May 1996, EGT got an order for a 37-MW, Frame 6B gas turbine to be installed at Khorfakkan and later installed three Frame 9 gas turbines at Wasit. The site also hosts a 5 MIGD desal plant.

Photograph courtesy of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Posted 26 Dec 2016

Mirfa
Location: Dubai
Operator: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
Configuration: 4 X 47-MW V64.3 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1995-1996
T/G supplier: Siemens, Ansaldo
EPC: Fochi
Quick facts: Al Mirfa was announced in 1993 as part of a larger effort to develop Abu Dhabi’s western sector. Four gas turbines were duly commissioned during 1995/96 in this coastal town about 170km from Abu Dhabi City. In Feb 2005, FEWA purchased four GE 9E GTs for the Al Zawra plant in Ajman. In 2009, these were transported to Mirfa for installation at a later date.

Photograph courtesy of www.venturesonsite.com
Posted 19 Jul 2017

Qidfa-F1
Location: Fujairah
Operator: Emirates Sembcorp Water and Power Co (ESWPC)
Configuration: 660-MW, 4+2 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2003-2004
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: General Electric
EPC: Doosan, Mott MacDonald, Arabian Construction Co, Fichtner, Bemco
Quick facts: In June 2001, a Royal Decree established Union Water and Electricity Co (UWEC) to build Qidfa-1 and a $950mn loan agreement with a group of 13 financial institutions was secured in Aug 2002. The 5yr loan facility was arranged by the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and includes a $160mn Islamic tranche. The $802mn EPC award went to Doosan in June 2001. The desalination plant produces 62.5 mgpd of water by using MSF technology and 37.5 mgpd by using reverse osmosis (RO), thus making the project the only one in the Middle East region using a combination of the two desalination technologies. Potable water is transported to Sweihan through a 179km water line with an 18km spur to Dhaid in Sharjah. In May 2005, ADWEA tendered for a 40% stake in the Qidfa power plant and in Nov 2005, SembCorp Utilities won the bidding with a $1.3bn offer. The plant was transferred in Jul 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Doosan
Posted 14 Jun 2008

Qidfa-F2
Location: Fujairah
Operator: Fujairah Asia Power Co
Configuration: two 580-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks plus 420-MW, 1+1 CCGT with GT26B gas turbines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This site in Fujairah Emirate is on the Gulf of Oman 280km northeast of Abu Dhabi. The plant has three Groups. Groups 1&3 are 2+1 blocks with with LP steam extraction to four Sidem 8.5 MIGD MED units. Group-2 is a 1+1 block with a back-pressure steam turbine producing LP steam for four Sidem 8.5 MIGD MED units. In addition, Group-2 includes a 30 MIGD SWRO facility. FAPCO is owned by ADWEA (60%) and International Power and Maurbeni with 20% each. The plants has a 20yr PWPA dated Jul 2007. Qidfa F2 went commercial on 6 Jan 2011 and was officially opened by senior officials in May 2011. The F2 project was said to be the second largest of its kind in the world at completion and the total cost was reported to be USD 2.8bn. The F2 project is operated by the Fujairah F2 O & M Co Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between ENGIE and Marubeni

Photograph courtesy of Fujairah Asia Power Co
Re-posted 7 Jun 2015

Shuweihat-S1
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Shuweihat CMS International Power Co
Configuration: 1,500-MW, 5+2 CCGT with V94.3A2  gas turbines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2004
HRSG supplier: Nooter, Gruppo Marcegaglia
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Fisia Italimpianti, Arabian Construction Co
Quick facts: The project company has three shareholders. ADWEA holds 60% while CMS Energy and International Power plc each hold 20%. The $895mn greenfield plant has a 20yr water and power sales contract with ADWEA. The scheme also includes a 100 mgd/day desal plant built by Fisia Italimpianti and 220kV and 400kV grid stations. ABB built two potable water pumping stations which send water into the UAE system via twin 240km water pipelines. Shuweiat was one of Power magazine's Top Plants in 2005.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 9 Mar 2005

Shuweihat-S2
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Ruwais Power Co
Configuration: two 575-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT-4000F gas turbines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2011-2012
HRSG supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Samsung C&T, Doosan
Quick facts: On 18 Oct 2011, the first phase of the Shuweihat S2 IWPP project went into commercial operation to schedule. The second phase was declared commercial on 13 Mar 2012. The site is 260km southwest of Abu Dhabi City and comprises 1,510 MW of generation capacity and a 100 MIGD desalination plant. The plant operator is S2 O&M Co WL, owned by TAQA (54%), ENGIE (20%), Marubeni (10%), Osaka Gas Co (10%), and ADWEA (6%). The project has a 25yr PWPA with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Co.The loan was co-financed by JBIC and commercial banks including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd, and Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co. Construction started in Dec 2008.

Photograph courtesy of S2 O&M Co WLL
Re-posted 17 Oct 2013

Shuweihat-S3
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Shuweihat Asia Power Co
Configuration: two 800-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT5-4000F(6) gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2014
HRSG supplier: Sedae
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Daewoo
Quick facts: Shuweihat Asia Power Co is invested by Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Auth (60%), Sumitomo Corp (20.4%), and Korea Electric Power Corp (19.6%). The S3 power plant is operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Co, a 51:49 JV of KEPCO and Sumitomo. The equipment order was placed in Mar 2011 and the plant was turned over on 2 Sep 2014. Fichtner was owner's engineer. Electricity is sold to the grid and also supplied to the nearby Ruwais Refinery.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens
Posted 3 Sep 2014

Umm Al Nar
Location: Abu Dhabi
Operator: Arabian Power Co
Configuration: East Plant 2 X 60 MW 13D gas turbines, 2 X 65 TG50 gas turbines, West Plant 6 X 60 MW ST, 2 X 180 ST, 2 X 65 MW ST,1,700-MW, 5+2 CCGT with 9001FA gas turines, desalination
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 1979-2007
Boiler/HRSG supplier: Deutsche Babcock, Biro, Doosan
T/G supplier: BBC, Fiat, Skoda, GE, Toshiba
EPC: BBC, Elettra Progetti, Lahmeyer, Mott MacDonald, Ashok Pithwalla, Mitsui, Toshiba
Quick facts: This large and complex IWPP site has been built out over a period of almost three decades. The site is on Sas Al Nakhl Island on the eastern outskirts of Abu Dhabi City. The was aacquired by Arabian Power Co, an SPC formed by the ITM Investment Co consotrtum with a 40% stake (in turn, owned by of International Power (50%), Tokyo Electric Power Co (35%), and Mitsu (15%)), plus ADWEA (60%). In May 2015, Mitsui sold its 15% ITMI share to Tokyo Electric.

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 24 Mar 2012

   

Wasit
Location: Sharjah
Operator: Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA)
Configuration: 8 X 100-MW 9E, 2 X 40-MW Trent gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Operation: 2000-2008
T/G supplier: Alstom, GE, Rolls-Royce
EPC: EGT, Al Khafajy Trading, Rolls-Royce, GECO Mechanical & Electrical Ltd
Quick facts: In Jun 2005, SEWA connected the first of two new 100-MW, GE Frame 9 gas turbines at Wasit PS. A second machine was added in Oct. In Sep 2005, Rolls-Royce received a $40mn order for two Trent 60 GTs for Wasit.

Photograph courtesy of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Posted 26 Dec 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 02-Aug-2017

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