Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa IWPP project has taken UAE generating capacity over 30GW.

The $1.5bn Mirfa independent water and power producer (IWPP) project in Abu Dhabi has begun commercial operations.

Although the plant has capacity to generate 1.6GW of power and desalinate 200,000m3/d of water, it adds only 1.24GW and 115,000m3/d to total UAE capacity, since the project involved refurbishing existing 360MW and 85,000m3/d plants.

Start-up up of the plant, built at Al Mirfa 120km southwest of...