A1 plant commissioned in Abu Dhabi
Posted: 7 May 2003
TotalFinaElf announces the on-schedule and on-budget commissioning
of the Taweelah A1 power and desalination plant in Abu Dhabi, United
The plant is owned by Gulf Total Tractebel Power Company, whose
shareholders are the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA)
with a 60 per cent interest, TotalFinaElf (20 per cent) and Tractebel
(20 per cent).
With a power capacity of 1430 MW and a seawater desalination capacity
of around 385,000 cubic meters per day, Taweelah A1 is one of the
largest gas-fired cogeneration plants in the world.
It will meet approximately one-quarter of the emirate's power and
An international tender was issued in 2000 to upgrade and expand
the existing installations.
The configuration selected offered particularly efficient integration
of the existing and planned units, and incorporated leading-edge
energy efficiency and environmental stewardship technologies.
Carbon dioxide emissions per kWh have been halved in comparison
to the original plant, while nitrogen oxide emissions have been
reduced by 90 per cent.
This successful project is an important customer reference for
TotalFinaElf in the field of power generation and seawater desalination,
a fast-growing market in the Middle East.
Posted by Richard Price,
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