Shuweihat S3 Power Plant 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 July 2014.

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, Sumitomo and Korea Electric Power are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60%, 20.4% and 19.6% respectively.

It is a combined cycle gas turbine (ccgt) power plant that is used for Baseload. 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 project cost is $1,400m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Abu Dhabi Department of Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years. The contracted capacity is 1,600MW.

Contractors Involved

Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Siemens were 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 4 units of SGT5-4000F gas turbines.

Siemens was selected as the turbine supplier for the Gas fired project. The company provided 2 units of SST5-4000 steam turbines.

Siemens supplied SGen5-2000H electric generator for the project.

Siemens supplied SGen5-1000A electric generator for the project.

Nooter/Eriksen supplied steam boiler for the project.

Shuweihat Asia Power is the O&M contractor for thermal power project.


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