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The $1.5bn Mirfa independent water and power producer (IWPP) project in Abu Dhabi has begun commercial operations.
Although the plant has capacity to generate 1.6GW of power and desalinate 200,000m3/d of water, it adds only 1.24GW and 115,000m3/d to total UAE capacity, since the project involved refurbishing existing 360MW and 85,000m3/d plants.
Start-up up of the plant, built at Al Mirfa 120km southwest of Abu Dhabi city, takes the UAE’s total power generating capacity to just over 30GW and Adwea’s capacity to 16.7GW (see table).
Adwea has 60% of the project company which built Mirfa, France’s Engie has 20% and private equity firm Abu Dhabi Financial Group 20%. The partners awarded the $988mn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium of Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Construction and Hyundai Engineering, and Italy’s Ansaldo Energia ( MEES, 11 July 2014 ).
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