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Shuweihat

Desalination plant

Type

Multi-stage flash

Capacity

378,000m³ / day

Water production

63,000m³ (gross) / day per unit

Water storage

6 x 77,000m³ tanks

Pipeline

Distance spanned

250km

Weight

410,000 tonnes

Total length

500km

Type

Twin DN 1600

Material

Ductile iron

Earthwork bunds

15 million m³

Pumping station

Number

Two (Marfa; Musaffah)

Type

Freshwater

Pump drives

Water-cooled, variable speed

Automated management system

SCADA

Data management transmission

Fibre optic cables

Switchgear

33kV, 11kV, low-voltage

Final design capacity

600,000m³ / day

Project cost

Pipeline

$300m

Desalination plant

$508m

Integrated electrical system

$27m

Design and construction supervision contract awarded

2000

Engineering / procurement / construction contract signed

November 2001

Pipeline contract awarded

July 2002

First gas turbine synchronised

June 2003

Distillate produced from the first desalination unit

September 2003

Final desalination unit commissioned

October 2004

Project completed

October 2004

Client

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority

Main contractors

Marubeni Corporation and Taisei Corporation

Design engineers

Cansult Maunsell

Construction engineers

Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction

Project manager

Cansult Maunsell

Integrated electrical system supplier

ABB

Desalination plant supplier

Fisia Italimpianti Spa

Pump supplier

Torishima

Steady state verification and surge analyses

WL / Delft Hydraulics

Dual-pressure heat-recovery steam generators

Nooter Eriksen / Gruppo Marcegaglia

Combined-cycle power plant supplier

Siemens AG
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