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Bechtel-led Team Wins Abu Dhabi Power And Water Project

  • 29 April 1998
  • Press Release

Bechtel-led Team Wins Abu Dhabi Power And Water Project

Bechtel and Hitachi Zosen of Japan, have signed a contract with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority for a 308MW power unit, and a three-train desalination plant that will produce 105 million liters of water per day. The project, known as Taweelah B Extension, includes two 100-MW gas turbines, two high-pressure waste heat boilers, and a 130-MW back-pressure steam turbine.

The fast-track project will be completed in 30 months, with first power being delivered via simple cycle operation in June 1999. Combined-cycle power and the desalination units are scheduled to go into operation in August 2000.
The contract represents Bechtel's first power plant in the United Arab Emirates, although the company has long been active in the UAE's oil and gas sector, and in its buildings and infrastructure arena.

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