We are proud to be a strategic partner to the UAE government and produce more than 95% of Abu Dhabi emirate’s power and water. Our position in the UAE has underpinned TAQA Group’s growth into a diversified international energy business. 

Transmission

Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company PJSC (TRANSCO)

TRANSCO is responsible for the planning, construction and operation of the transmission network used to transmit water and electricity from power and water generators to the distribution networks operated by ADDC and AADC and, where required, to other emirates in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Electrical transmission network: 9,350 km
  • Water pipelines: 3,600 km
  • TAQA ownership: 100%

Distribution

Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC)

As the sole distributor of water and electricity in Abu Dhabi and the surrounding areas, ADDC plans, operates, maintains and owns network distribution assets and directly interfaces with water and electricity customers in Abu Dhabi’s central and Al Dhafra regions. ADDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TAQA Group.

  • Electricity network: 44,000 km
  • Water pipelines: Approx. 10,000 km
  • Customers: More than 700,000
  • TAQA ownership: 100%

Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC)

AADC is the sole distributor and supplier of water and electricity in Al Ain city and its surrounding areas. This includes the ownership, operation and maintenance of the water and electricity distribution network assets, meter reading, and services for the supply of water and electricity. AADC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TAQA Group.

  • Electricity network: 28,000 km
  • Water pipelines: 5,000 km
  • Customers: 250,000
  • TAQA ownership: 100%

Generation

Taweelah A1

Taweelah A1 is a combined-cycle power plant and thermal-based water desalination facility. It uses ten gas turbines, ten heat recovery steam generators and three steam turbines.

  • Gross power capacity: 1.7 GW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 84 MIGD
  • Partners: ENGIE (20%) and Total (20%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Taweelah A2

The Taweelah A2 power and water plant was the first build-operate-transfer project in the UAE. The co-generation facility houses three Siemens gas turbines and three Dossan heat recovery steam generators.

  • Gross power capacity: 760 MW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 53 MIGD
  • Partners: Marubeni (34%) and JGC Holdings (6%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Taweelah B

The Taweelah B Power and Desalination Complex comprises three distinct power generation and desalination facilities that use different technologies, including simple, open and combined-cycle gas turbines and multi-stage flash distillation.

  • Gross power capacity: 2.2 GW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 162 MIGD
  • Partners: Marubeni (14%), BTU Power (10%), Powertek (10%) and Kyuden (6%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Shuweihat S1

The Shuweihat S1 combined-cycle power plant and water desalination facility consists of five Siemens gas turbines, three 217 MW steam turbines and seven electrical generators. It is linked to a seawater desalination facility, which is supplied with steam from the turbines.

  • Gross power capacity: 1.6 GW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 101 MIGD
  • Partners: ENGIE (20%) and Sumitomo (20%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Shuweihat S2

The Shuweihat S2 plant consists of two power and water desalination blocks, each comprising two Siemens gas turbines, one Siemens steam turbine and three Doosan multi-stage distiller units.

  • Gross power capacity: 1.6 GW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 101 MIGD
  • Partners: ENGIE (20%), Marubeni (10%) and Osaka Gas (10%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Umm Al Nar

The Umm Al Nar combined-cycle power and water extension facility, located adjacent to the original faciility, has five 218 MW gas-fired GE Frame 9351FA turbines with five Doosan dedicated heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs). There are two 308 MW Toshiba back pressure steam turbines and two Hitachi Zosen desalination units.

  • Gross power capacity: 2.3 GW
  • GWGross water desalination capacity: 96 MIGD
  • Partners: ENGIE (20%) and Jera (20%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60% (in the new Umm Al Nar plant only)

Fujairah F1

The Fujairah F1 power and water plant is a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant and hybrid multi-stage flash and reverse osmosis desalination plant. The hybrid desalination plant is made up of five MSF desalination units of 12.5 MIGD each, supplied by Doosan, and an RO plant supplied by Degremont. At the time of construction, the plant was the first hybrid desalination plant in the Middle East.

  • Gross power capacity: 882 MW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 131 MIGD
  • Partner: Sembcorp (40%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Fujairah F2

One of the world’s largest IWPP projects at the time of construction, the Fujairah F2 combined-cycle power plant uses GE GT26B gas turbines and supplementary fired HRSGs. For water desalination, the plant uses multi-effect distillation with Sidem 8.5 MIGD MED units and reverse osmosis technologies.

  • Gross power capacity: 2.1 GW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 132 MIGD
  • Partners: ENGIE (20%) and Marubeni (20%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Shuweihat S3

Shuweihat S3 is a combined-cycle power plant comprising two power blocks consisting of two Siemens SGT5-4000F gas turbines, one SST5-4000 steam turbine and two dual-pressure heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), each with bypass stack.

  • Gross power capacity: 1.6 GW
  • Partners: Sumitomo (20.4%) and KEPCO (19.6%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Al Ain Power Station

Operated by Al Mirfa Power Company (AMPC), the Al Ain Power Station was one of the first power stations in the UAE, established in 1967, and is the only power generation station in the Al Ain area. The plant has been running on stand-by mode and supply power only in case of shortage from other generators.

  • Gross power capacity: 265 MW
  • TAQA ownership: 100%

Madinat Zayed Power Plant

Also operated by Al Mirfa Power Company (AMPC), Madinat Zayed power plant is a diesel generator station at Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi. The plant has been running on stand-by mode and supply power only in case of shortage from other generators.

  • Gross power capacity: 108 MW
  • TAQA ownership: 100%

Mirfa International Power and Water Plant

Mirfa International Power and Water plant is a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant that comprises three Ansaldo Energia 256 MW gas turbines, three heat recovery steam generators and two Ansaldo Energia 283 MW steam turbines, along with a modular reverse osmosis plant and three mult-stage flash desalination units.

  • Gross installed power capacity: 1.7 GW
  • Gross water desalination capacity: 53 MIGD
  • Partners: ADFG (20%) and Engie (20%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Noor Abu Dhabi Solar PV Plant

Currently the world’s largest single site solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, Noor Abu Dhabi features high-efficiency monocrystalline modules, which are mounted on a fixed-tilt ground-mounted supporting structure using inventive module layout design. The plant is installed with a total of 201 power stations, each comprising two 1,000v DC central inverters rated at 2.33 MW each.

  • Gross power capacity: 1.2 GW
  • Partners: Marubeni (20%) and JinkoSolar (20%)
  • TAQA ownership: 60%

Taweelah Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant

Projected to be one of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plants, Taweelah RO will use reverse osmosis technology to desalinate seawater. The project is also equipped with 50 MW of onsite solar generation, in line with the plant’s environmental sustainability targets. The project is expected to come online in 2022.

  • Gross water desalination capacity: 200 MIGD
  • Partners: Mubadala (40%) and ACWA Power (40%)
  • TAQA ownership: 20%

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