GdF Suez Energy International has won a contract to build, own, and operate the Al Dur 1 power generation and reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Al Dur 1, an Independent Power and Water Project is a greenfield, natural gas-fired installation that will deliver 1234 MWe and 218,000 m³ of water/day.
Completion of the Al Dur 1 plant is scheduled for 2011.
GdF Suez and Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) each hold 50% in the bidding consortium. The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) is the sole off-taker of the plant output as stipulated in the 20-year Power and Water Purchase Agreement.
The Al Dur plant will be located in the south of Bahrain.