Technical Studies

Strategy for repowering gas-fired CCGT and thermal desalination assets

Client Challenge
The Client, a leading Independent Water and Power Producer (“IWPP”) based in the UAE, faced the following challenges:

  • Power and Water Purchase Agreements (PWPA) nearing expiry
  • Power generation units reaching the end of their technical lifetime with obsolete integrated Multi-Stage Flash desalination plan
  • Potential asset impairments The Client needed to understand the economic value of different technology options to inform their commercial negotiations with the off-taker

Tangible impact
EMRC’s work enabled the Client to:
Identify on the highest value technology options

  • Understand the likely overall dispatch profile that each technology option would offer
  • Put forward a tariff offer which reflected the economic value of the assets to the power and water system
  • Perpetuate the asset lifetime and minimise financial impairments

Our approach
Market modelling of the UAE power and water market using proprietary market modelling tools.
Delivery of a re-contracting and repowering strategy for the 1500MW/100MIGD Shuweihat S1 IWPP, the 1600MW Shuweihat S3 Independent Power Project (“IPPs”) in Abu Dhabi and the 1800MW Hamriyah IPP currently under construction in Sharjah.
Development of a power market study and postP(W)PA assessment.
Provided ongoing commercial support to the consortia