, 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.

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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.

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