Abu Dhabi has a growing population and a rising standard of living, and as a result of these factors and Government policy to encourage agriculture, the demand for power and water in the Emirate has been growing robustly in recent years and is forecast to maintain this upward trend for the foreseeable future. This Project is an important part of the planned installation of combined power and water assets that the Government has formulated to meet this demand. Power demand in the Emirate is seasonal, with a marked increase in demand in the summer months, whereas demand for water is much more constant.Read more
Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) is the owner company of Taweelah B Power and Desalination facility, situated at Taweelah in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The site is about 70 km from the city of Abu Dhabi towards Dubai. TAPCO has a 20-year contract with the procurer, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy. The facility has a contracted capacity of 2,000 MWs of Power and 160 MIGD of water. TAPCO is owned 60% by Taweelah United Power Company (TUPC) and 40% by Asia Gulf Power Holding Company (AGPH). TUPC is 90% owned by TAQA and 10% owned by Department of Energy (DOE). AGPH is wholly owned by Marubeni (35%), Edra (25%), BTU (25%) and JGC (15%).
Asia Gulf Power Services Company (AGPS) is the O&M Contractor to Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO). AGPS is wholly owned by Marubeni (35%), Edra (25%), BTU (25%) and JGC (15%). AGPS operates this facility on contract for 20 years from the project commercial operation date, 30, October 2008.
The Taweelah B Power and Desalination Complex is comprised of three distinct power generation and desalination facilities of different technologies, known as ‘Initial B Plant’ (IB), ‘Initial B Extension’ (IBE), and the ‘New B Extension’ (NBE).
Initial B Plant
The Initial B Plant is a Thermal Plant with conventional Boilers and Turbines and was commissioned between 1995 and 1997 and had at the time an installed net power capacity of 619.9 MW and a net desalinated water production capacity of 69.1 MIGD, provided by six steam generators and steam turbines, and six multi stage flash (“MSF”) desalination units respectively.
The Distillers are supplied with steam from the extraction and in case of unavailability or dispatch shut down of the Turbine the Distillers can be supplied steam from the bypass stations.
Initial B Extension Plant
The Initial B Extension was completed in 2001 with the prime movers being GE Frame 9E gas turbines and has an installed net power generation capacity of 337.3 MW and a net desalinated water production capacity of 22.5 MIGD, provided by two gas turbines, two heat recovery steam generators (HRSG’s), a single back pressure steam turbine, and three MSF desalination units.
New B Extension Plant
The New B Extension is one of the more recent generations of combined cycle cogeneration plant and was commissioned in 2008. The frame ‘F’ technology gas turbines are Siemens machines, and when combined with the other plants, provides a total Contracted Power Capacity of 2,000 MW net, based on a seawater temperature of 35 °C, an ambient air temperature of 46 °C at 42% relative humidity (“Reference Site Conditions”). The additional net water desalination capacity will mean the New B Plant can produce a total of Contracted Water Capacity of 160 MIGD when combined with that of the Existing B Plant.
Shared Facilities Company
The existing shared facilities (the “Shared Facilities” or “SF”) are jointly owned by the Gulf Total Tractebel Power Company (owner of Taweelah A1 IWPP), the Emirates CMS Power Company (owner of Taweelah A2 IWPP) and the Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) through Taweelah Shared Facilities Company, LLC (the “SF Company”).
The Shared Facilities consist principally of seawater intake and outfall facilities, as well as shared security, fire and road access facilities for the Taweelah Complex. New shared facilities (the “New B Shared Facilities”) were constructed by TAPCO, and then transferred to the SF Company. They consist principally of new roads and lighting for the Taweelah Complex.