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Process Type

Multi-Stage Flash Distillation (MSF)

Population Served


Original Plant Water Output


New Plant Capacity Expansion


Project Cost (Original Plant)

$500 million

Estimated Total Project Cost


Sea Water Supply Pumps

6 x Vertical Mixed Flow (VMF) rated 28,388m³/h, 2,750kW

Brine Recycle Pumps

10 x VMF rated 11,922m³/h, 3,250kW

Distillate Extract Pumps

10 x VMF rated 2,679m³/h, 650kW

Brine Blow Down Pumps

5 x VMF rated 4,930m³/h, 240kW

Cooling Water Recycle Pumps

5 x Horizontal Double Suction (HDS) rated 12,475m³/h, 750kW

Degassifier Extraction Pumps

2 x HDS rated 3,500m³/h, 560kW

Town Water Pump 'A'

6 x HDS rated 2,850m³/h, 750kW

Town Water Pump 'B'

3 x HDS rated 2,400m³/h, 890kW

Original Contract Awarded

July 2000

Original Plant Construction completed

August 2002

IP Consortium Buy-In Agreed

April 2003

IP Consortium Completes Financing

16 July 2003

Service Contract Awarded

November 2003

New Plant Operational

July 2007

Plant Owners

ADWEA (60%), IP consortium (40%)

IP Consortium Members

International Power, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Mitsui


Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi, HSBC, Gulf International Bank, ING, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, West LB, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, First Gulf Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Turnkey Contractor (Original Plant)

Doosan Heavy Industries (DHI)

Civil and Structural Steel Contractor (Original Plant)

Arabian Construction Company

New Plant EPC Contractor


New Plant Principal Sub-Contractors

Hitachi Zosen (water) Toshiba (power)

Service Contractors

GE Power Systems

Site Work, Logistics and Local Fabrication




Large-Capacity Motors

Hyundi Heavy Industry

Distribution Control System (DCS)


ADWEA Legal Advisors

White & Case

IP Consortium Legal Advisors

Trowers & Hamlins

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