The Taweelah IWPP is likely to involve the acquisition of the existing B station, which has total capacity of 1,070 MW and almost 100 million gallons a day (g/d), and the addition of 1,000 MW and 65 million g/d under a project known as Taweelah C. At over 2,000 MW and 165 million g/d, the project will be the biggest IWPP ever undertaken.

ADWEA is looking to implement the Taweelah IWPP on a fast-track basis. The client is not expected to launch a formal prequalification process for the scheme, but instead use the list prepared for the Mirfa IWPP, for which about 16 developers were prequalified. Given the size of the Taweelah scheme, developer groups are expected to be formed to bid for the work.

ADWEA has retained the advisory team on Mirfa for the Taweelah IWPP. It is made up of Germany’s Fichtner(technical), HSBC(financial), White & Case(international legal) and Simmons & Simmons(local legal).