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Costing over $1 billion, the station generates 1,500 MW of electricity and processes 50 million gallons of desalinated water daily.
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, marked the inauguration of the Al-Dur 2 Phase 2 Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) today. The event underscored the Kingdom's commitment to implementing energy projects in partnership with the private sector, aligning with its comprehensive development plan directed by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
Prince Salman emphasized the critical nature of development ventures that offer quality services to Bahraini citizens, thereby enhancing the national electricity and water infrastructure. He pointed out the Kingdom's dedication to boosting energy efficiency and growing the electricity and water production capacity in harmony with development programs and priorities.
Addressing climate change mitigation efforts, Prince Salman stressed the necessity of ensuring that infrastructure projects adhere to current international standards. He also highlighted the Kingdom's commitment to implementing innovative, high-quality programs that meet efficiency standards and contribute to the Kingdom's holistic development objectives and energy-saving aspirations.
Following the inaugural ceremony, Prince Salman toured the facility, learning about the operations of the Al-Dur 2 Phase 2 project, a continuation of Al-Dur Phase 1, inaugurated by the King. He praised the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) for its significant contributions to the electricity and water sector, ensuring its sustainability to meet growing demand and achieve its long-term goals.
HE Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, President of the EWA, confirmed the Authority's commitment to achieving the comprehensive development objectives set by the King. He expressed EWA's dedication to its collaboration with the private sector, to uphold energy programs and plans contributing to energy sustainability.
Additionally, he emphasized the importance of catering to the escalating demand for electricity and water, given the Kingdom's industrial, commercial, and urban expansion. Mohammed reiterated EWA's commitment to improving services for citizens, residents, and investors to achieve the Kingdom's comprehensive development objectives under the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.
HE Yasser bin Ibrahim Humaidan, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, highlighted the Kingdom’s commitment to achieving development plans and projects across sectors, in line with the Kingdom’s comprehensive development plan led by the King.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACWA Power, Mohammad Abunayyan, spotlighted the project’s efficiency, completed on schedule and sustainably. He expressed his pride in the project’s completion, which strengthens Bahrain-Saudi relations.
Costing over USD 1 billion, the station generates 1,500 MW of electricity and processes 50 million gallons of desalinated water daily. This addition elevates the Kingdom’s overall production capacity to 5,044 MW of electricity and 204 million gallons of desalinated water daily.