Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi handed over for commercial operations

Posted on 3rd September 2014

The consortium comprising Siemens and Korean company Daewoo Engineering & Construction Company, have officially handed over into commercial operation the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant (CCPP) located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Shuweihat S3 power plant,owned by Shuweihat Asia Power Company (SAPCO), a consortium comprising of Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, the Korea Electric Power Corporation and Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA), has an installed electrical capacity of 1,600 megawatts, and will henceforth be operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company (SAOM). The new power plant would supply the power needs of both the Abu Dhabi residential population as well as catering to the industrial needs of the Emirate such as the Ruwais refinery located nearby.

Shuweihat S1 was completed in 2004 and the Shuweihat S2 in September 2011, which include facilities for seawater desalination and have an installed electrical generating capacity of 1,500 megawatts and potable water output capacity of some 455,000 cubic meters per day. Shuweihat S2 is one of the largest plants of its type in the world.

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