APC Starts Operations at Umm Al Nar Plant

27 Aug 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, ABU DHABI, OMAN, MUSCAT

— Arabian Power Company (APC) has begun commercial operation of a new advanced combined cycle plant and a desalination plant at Umm Al Nar power and water project in Abu Dhabi. APC is owned 60 percent by Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (ADWEA), 20 percent by International Power Pic, 14 percent by Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. and 6 percent by Mitsui Co. Ltd. During the international bidding process offered by ADWEA in November 2002, APC acquired the existing Umm Al Nar project, comprising several thermal power plants with a generation capacity of 850 megawatts and desalination facilities including five 57,000 cubic-meter-perday multi-stage flash distillation units...

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