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Abengoa bags $215m Emal power plant contract

Abengoa will build the 220MW cogeneration plant, to generate power and steam, which will support Emirates Aluminium’s (Emal’s) expansion plans. In addition to the 220MW power capacity, the plant will generate up to 600 tonnes of steam per hour.

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Spanish contractor, Abengoa has won the contract to build the 220MW expansion of the Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) al-Taweelah complex in Abu Dhabi, beating off competition from South Korea’s Samsung C&T and Turkey’s Gama.

Abengoa will build the 220MW cogeneration plant, to generate power and steam, which will support Emirates Aluminium’s (Emal’s) expansion plans. In addition to the 220MW power capacity, the plant will generate up to 600 tonnes of steam per hour.

Abengoa will undertake preparatory works worth approximately $50 million comprising the mobilization, the basic and detailed engineering and the purchase of long lead items. The overall contract is worth approximately $215 million.

This work is part of EGA’s growth development strategy.
Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, design and construction of the power and steam plant, which is expected to create 750 jobs during the construction phase.

This will be the first cogeneration plant that Abengoa has developed in the UAE, effectively positioning the company as one of the major players in the energy sector in this region.

Abengoa has previously constructed a 100 MW solar plant in Abu Dhabi, the largest in the Middle.

The $625m second-phase expansion of the captive power plant was completed by Samsung C&T recently, increasing its capacity from 2,000MW to 3,100MW.

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