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New Abu Dhabi power plant starts commercial ops

$1.5bn Shuweihat S3 Power Plant has installed generating capacity of 1,600 megawatts

New Abu Dhabi power plant starts commercial ops
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International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has announced that the Shuweihat S3 Power Plant in Abu Dhabi has achieved commercial operational status, adding key power generation capacity to the emirate.

Trowers & Hamlins advised the project sponsors - a consortium comprising Sumitomo Corporation and the Korea Electric Power Corporation - as UAE counsel on the $1.5 billion greenfield S3 project.

Situated approximately 260km west of Abu Dhabi, the S3 combined cycle power plant has an installed generating capacity of 1,600 megawatts, the company said in a statement.

The plant is owned by SAPCO and operated by Shuweihat Asia O&M Company.

Saleem Adam, international corporate partner at Trowers & Hamlins, said: "It is very satisfying to see this project reach fruition and we are pleased to have been involved.

"Abu Dhabi is growing at fast pace, and in addition to supporting increasing power demand from the Emirate's rapidly expanding population, the plant will also deliver power to the expanding industry in the region."

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