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Taweelah A1 Power and Desalination Plant, Abu Dhabi

Contract signed

July 2001


385 million litres per day of clean water and 1,430MW electrical power

Plant type

Combined cycle gas turbine


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Estimated investment



1 May 2003


Completed 2006, further expansion planned for 2009 to take plant to 1,592MW


Gulf Total Tractebel (60% Gulf Power Company; 20% Tractebel, 20% TotalFinaElf)

Major contractors

TotalFinaElf, Tractebel

Turbines and boilers, piping, etc.

Babcock Borsig Power (BPP) through subsidiaries NEM, BBP Services, Oberhausen


BNP Paribas and Citibank NA via intermediary, Norton Rose


SCFB, Fichtner, White and Case, Al Tamini

Transmission lines

Halliburton Brown and Root

Desalination and power block equipment revisions

Sargent and Lundy

Further expansion

Doosan Heavy Industries


Natural gas

Turbines and HRSGs

Three GE 9E and five combined cycle 9E gas turbines, eight HRSGs

Desalination units

Three 202.7MW back pressure steam turbines

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