, Middle East

Bahrain inaugurates independent water, power project

The IWPP could produce 1,500MW of electricity.

The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has launched the Al-Dur 2 Phase 2 independent water and power project (IWPP), the first production station connected to the electricity transmission network.

In a statement, ACWA Power said the power station costs over $1b, supported by the partnership from companies in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.

It is an extension of the Al-Dur Phase 1 project.

READ MORE: ACWA Power inks deal for Uzbekistan wind, green hydrogen projects

ACWA Power said the IWPP generates 1,500 megawatts (MW) of electricity and processes 50 million gallons of desalinated water daily.

This brings Bahrain’s electricity production capacity to 5,044 MW, and desalinated water to 204 million gallons daily.

The inauguration was led by Bahrain’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Follow the link for more news on

Join Asian Power community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!


Why Singapore could be the ‘tipping point’ for ASEAN renewable and grid development
Heavily reliant on gas, the country is still on track for its 2035 net-zero target, but could be more ambitious to hit its 2050 goal by 2045.
Power Utility
Will the government pay for coal power exit in Vietnam?
The country’s coal power phase-out strategy sees renewables accounting for 67.7%–71.5% of the energy mix by 2050.