The Al Shuweihat Power and Water Complex is located in the Al Dhafra region, approximately 250 kilometres from Abu Dhabi City. The Shuweihat Power and Water Complex, which consists of three plants (two combine power and water plants, and one power plant), generating a combined power capacity of 4.8GW, and 200 million imperial gallons of water per day.
The Shuweihat S1 Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) comprises a greenfield power generation and water desalination facility in operation since 2004, with a power generation capacity of 1,600 megawatts (MW) and 100 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD). Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) owns 60 per cent of the plant with ENGIE and Sumitomo each holding 20 per cent.
The Shuweihat S2 Independent Water and Power Project - the second IWPP at Shuweihat, Abu Dhabi was first put out to tender in July 2007. It is a 1,600MW, 100MIGD gas-fired facility. TAQA owns 60 per cent of the plant with ENGIE holding 20 per cent, Marubeni 10 per cent and Osaka Gas 10 per cent.
The Shuweihat S3 Independent Power Project is a combined-cycle power plant, with a gross power capacity of 1.6 giggawatts. The plant comprises two power blocks consisting of two Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-4000 steam turbine and two dual-pressure heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), each with bypass stack. TAQA own 60 per cent of the plant with Sumitomo and KEPCO holding 20.4 per cent and 19.6 per cent respectively.
As part of EWEC’s wider strategic initiative of decoupling Abu Dhabi’s power and water generation capacity and reducing the cost and carbon footprint of seawater desalination, EWEC is in the progress of developing the Shuweihat 4 RO, which is set to produce up to 70 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of potable water, sufficient to meet the water demand for approximately 125,000 households.