Shuweihat S1 IWPP is a 1,600MW gas fired power project. It is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 2005.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 1,600 1,600 Active Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Abu Dhabi National Energy, Engie and Sumitomo are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60%, 20% and 20% respectively.

It is a ccgt with cogen 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 Distillate Fuel oil. The fuel is procured from Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in June 2005.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Emirates Water and Electricity under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 1,500MW.

Contractors Involved

Siemens was selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 2 units of Back-pressure steam turbines, each with 250MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 5 units of SGT5-4000F gas turbines.

Siemens supplied electric generator for the project.

Nooter/Eriksen supplied steam boiler for the project.

Shuweihat O&M Limited Partnership is the O&M contractor for thermal power project for a period of 20 years.


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