GDF Suez wins Abu Dhabi deal
French energy group GDF Suez said yesterday it has won a power generation and water desalination project in Abu Dhabi as the emirate brings in independent operators to cope with the rising utility demand. Located at Jebel Dhana, 250 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi city, the Shuweihat 2 plant will have a capacity to generate 1,500 megawatt of power and 100 million gallons per day of water.
Samsung Corp said it had a $810 million contract for the gas-fired power plant facility from Shuweihat 2 Holdings Company Limited, while Doosan Heavy Industries, another South Korean firm, said it won a $800 million order to build a water desalination facility for the project.
Suez owns 40 per cent of Shuweihat 2, with the remaining held by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea), which had issued the tender.