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The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa), which overseas supplies to the northern emirates, has lined up Germany’s Siemens to build a 2.2GW gas-fired power plant. This would more than treble the authority’s existing 703MW generating capacity.
Fewa, which provides electricity and water to Ras al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm al-Quwain, says Siemens will develop the plant in partnership with private sector firms as an independent power producer project (IPP).
The shortfall of the northern emirates’ generating capacity versus their demand is increasing. Fewa had six plants totaling 1.15GW in 2013. Now only three are operational: 387MW Nakhil in Ras al-Khaimah and 116MW Ajman and 200MW Al-Zouraa in Ajman.
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