Power Generation

US$1.5 billion power project contract awarded

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Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has awarded Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) and Sumitomo Corp. the contract for a US$1.5 billion power project in the UAE. The companies will sign the final agreement by February 2011 after raising funds through project financing. The project consists of a 1,600MW gas-fired power plant, to be built in Shuweihat, 260 km west of the capital Abu Dhabi, and scheduled for commercial operation in March 2014, according to KEPCO.

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Jordan close to US nuclear deal

Jordan close to US nuclear deal

Jordan has said that it expects to reach a compromise with Washington on its nuclear power plants by the end of 2010, paving the way for the award of a reactor construction contract several months later, reports The National.

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UAE nuclear reactor project 'to start in December'



A Korean-led consortium plans to launch a US$20 billion project in December to build four nuclear reactors in the UAE, the state-run power supplier said recently. Last December, the consortium led by state-run Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) won the landmark deal, the first international contract for the Asian nation's nuclear industry.

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Two more gas turbines commissioned



Two new gas turbines with a total production capacity of 400 MW will be commissioned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) before the end of the current year, according to DEWA managing director and CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer. The utility will also commission two desalination units with a total production capacity of 160,000 litres of water, in addition to four auxiliary boilers according to Al Tayer. The units of power generation and water desalination project (Station M) have come into service this year to raise the production capacity of both electricity and desalinated water of DEWA.

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Kuwait development plan 'on target'

Kuwait development plan 'on target'

A senior Kuwait government official has said that the quarterly report over its development plan would be referred to the cabinet in its next meeting ahead of preparing the bi-annual report next October.

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