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January 21, 2022

Al Hidd Power Plant I, Bahrain

By Carmen

Al Hidd Power Plant I is a 272MW gas fired power project. It is located in Muharraq, Bahrain. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2000.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 272 272 Active Muharraq, Bahrain


Malakoff, Engie and Sumitomo are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 40%, 30% and 30% respectively.

It is a Gas Turbine power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Fuel Oil. The fuel is procured from Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in February 2000.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Electricity & Water Authority under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors Involved

ABB and Sadelmi Power were selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company supplied GT13E2 model gas turbines for the project.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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