Fujairah II to be online within Q2
IWPP is commissioning turbines, testing desalination units.
The Fujairah II integrated power and water plant (IWPP) will be operational within the second quarter of 2010, according to one of the companies involved in the construction process.
“Four out of the five gas turbines are commissioning now, the water desalination units are starting to go through with their testing procedures. We are very close,” said Ranald Spiers, executive director at International Power, one of the companies charged with building and operating the plant.
“We are expecting it to start becoming commercial this quarter,” he added.
Once completed, the Fujairah IWPP will have a capacity of 2.000 megawatt, and produce 591,500 cubic meter of water per day.
International Power holds a 20 percent equity stake in Fujairah Asian Power Company (FAPCO), the holding company for the project. The other private shareholder is Marubeni, which also owns 20 percent. Abu Dhabi is the majority shareholder though the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority and the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company.