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Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fujairah Power and Desalination Plant

Big Project

At the France-Fujairah Forum, Fujairah Municipality Chief Engineer, Sohail Iqbal, spoke briefly about the new power and desalination plant as a further project that might bolster the confidence of French investors in the eastern emirate.

Here were the key points that Iqbal mentioned:


The Fujairah 1 Power and Desalination Plant (F1).

+ Location: Qidfa, Fujairah, about 10 kilometres north of Fujairah city.

+ Owner: Emirates Sembcorp Water and Power Company.

+ Operator: SembCorp Utilities.

+ Commissioned: In operation since June 2004 by UWEC. Emirates Sembcorp took over operation in September 2006.

+ Total capacity: 86 megawatts (MW) of electricity; 100 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

+ Components: 4 gas turbines producing 94 MW each; 2 steam turbines generating 137 MW each.


The Fujairah 2 Power and Desalination Plant (F2).

+ Location: Alongside the existing F1 plant in Qidfa.

+ Owner: Fujairah Asia Power Company.

+ Commissioned: May 2011.

+ Total capacity: 2000 MW of electricity; 130 MIGD of desalinated water.

Further Information

Fujairah Power and Desalination Plant, Wikipedia.

F1: Emirates Sembcorp Water and Power Company (ESC)

F2: Fujairah Asia Power Company (FAPCO)

Other Major Fujairah Projects

Fujairah Northern Land Reclamation Project—Latest News, FIF, 16 October 2011.

The Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline Project in Fujairah—Latest News, FIF, 10 October 2011.

The Fujairah Oil Industry Zone-Latest News, FIF, 9 October 2011.

The Developments at the Fujairah Port—Latest News, FIF, 8 October 2011.

Strategic Grain Terminal in Fujairah—Latest News, FIF, 6 October 2011.

Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway Between Dubai and Fujairah-Latest News, FIF, 5 October 2011.

France—Fujairah Forum

Several articles have been posted on this France-Fujairah business forum, held in Fujairah on 29 September 2011. Go to this article and follow the links that it includes.

Geoff Pound

More Fujairah news, information, photos and videos are posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

Images: The points and map are drawn from Sohail Iqbal’s Powerpoint Presentation and are used with thanks.

The top photo of the water processing at F2 is used courtesy of the Fujairah Asia Power Company.

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