The Al Shuweihat Power and Water Complex is located in the Al Dhafra region, approximately 250 kilometers from Abu Dhabi City. It consists of three plants, two of which are combined power and water plants with the third being a power plant only.
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 gallons of water per day (MGD). Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) owns 60 percent of the plant with ENGIE and Sumitomo each holding 20 percent.
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 1,600 MW, 100 MGD gas-fired facility. TAQA owns 60 percent of the plant with ENGIE holding 20 percent, Marubeni 10 percent and Osaka Gas 10 percent.
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 percent of the plant with Sumitomo and KEPCO holding 20.4 percent and 19.6 percent respectively.