GE Energy has signed contracts totalling more than $500 million to supply power generation equipment and long-term services for the Al Dur Independent Water and Power Project, under construction in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Developed to help meet Bahrain’s growing water and power requirements, the plant is located in the Al Dur area on the Kingdom’s southeastern coast. The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority is planning additional capacity expansions over the next 20 years to support the country’s reported power demand growth rate at 7–10% per year.
When completed, the plant is expected to provide 1,250 MW of power, which would account for 30% of the Kingdom’s existing electricity grid output, as well as 200 million litres of desalinated water per day.
GE Energy is supplying two steam turbines and four heavy-duty Frame 9FA gas turbines, which are equipped with GE advanced emission control technologies. GE also has signed a 20-year contractual service agreement contract for the project, which will support the long-term operability and performance of the turbines.