Al Taweelah Power and Desalination Complex

The Al Taweelah Power and Desalination Complex is located approximately 50 kilometers to the North East of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It has two power and water plants and one plant is under construction. This will be the world’s largest reverse osmosis water desalination plant once completed.

Taweelah A1 is a combined-cycle power plant and thermal-based water desalination facility. It uses ten gas turbines, ten heat recovery steam generators and three steam turbines.  Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) owns 60 percent of the plant with ENGIE and Total each holding 20 percent.

The Taweelah B Power and Desalination Complex comprises three distinct power generation and desalination facilities that use different technologies, including simple, open and combined-cycle gas turbines and multi-stage flash distillation. TAQA own 60 percent of the plant, Marubeni owns 14 percent, BTU Power and Powertek each own 10 percent and Kyuden owns 6 percent.


Number of existing plants

297 Million

Gallons of water

4.6 GW

Power generation

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