ENGIE awarded ‘Power & Water Company of the Year 2017’ by MEED

ENGIE, the leading independent power and water developer/operator in the GCC countries, has been awarded ‘Power & Water Company of the Year 2017’ by MEED.

The MEED Awards recognise and honour companies and stakeholders that have been instrumental in the impressive infrastructure growth of the GCC countries in the last 60 years, with emphasis on sustainability.

The MEED Awards recognised ENGIE’s recent achievements in the region, which included the Fadhili independent power project (IPP) in Saudi Arabia, the most efficient cogeneration plant in the country, and the Mirfa Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) project in the UAE.

The Fadhili 1,507 MW CCGT plant in Saudi Arabia will be the most efficient cogeneration plant in the Kingdom by producing the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 1.4 million people, as well as 1,447 tons/hour of steam and 768.8 tons/hour of feed water.

The Mirfa Independent Water and Power Plant (IWPP) project is a 1,600 MW power and 52.5 million gallons (around 200,000 m3) per day (MIGD) seawater desalination capacity plant with the capacity to generate 10% of Abu Dhabi’s power requirements as peak capacity and over 5% of the emirate’s water generation.

Elated, Sebastien Arbola, CEO of ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia, and Turkey declared: “This award is a fantastic acknowledgment for our teams who have been working to make 2017 a year full of achievements. Together with local authorities and industrial partners we are proud to put in practice our expertise to keep meeting the increasing power and water demand, and we remain committed to seek and implement solutions collectively for energy challenges across the region.”

ENGIE is the leading independent power and desalination water developer and producer in the Gulf Corporation Council countries, with a total gross portfolio of 30,000 MW power and over 1200 MIGD desalination water production.

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