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Power and Water in the GCC: The Struggle to Keep Supplies Ahead of Demand Report Product Image

Power and Water in the GCC: The Struggle to Keep Supplies Ahead of Demand Report

  • Published: March 2008
  • 79 Pages
  • MEED

We provide a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the power and water generation sector and assesses the outlook for the sector up to 2015.

The GCC utility sector is entering a critical phase. Four years of strong economic growth has fuelled demand growth of about 10 per cent a year for electricity and 8 per cent a year for desalination. A lack of investment in the first half of the decade has meant that reserve power capacity has fallen significantly in all bar Abu Dhabi, raising the prospect of power shortages especially in Kuwait, Dubai and parts of Saudi Arabia. With little prospect of a regional economic slowdown, as a result of oil prices and investment levels remaining high, the GCC is facing an unprecedented capacity building programme. An estimated 60,000MW of new capacity, representing 80 per cent of current installed capacity, will be required by 2015, while desalination capacity will have to double to over 5,000 million gallons a day (g/d) to meet the projected demand. The actual capacity requirements will be even greater if planned decommissioning of existing capacity takes place on account of its age. In relative terms, Dubai faces the biggest new-build READ MORE >

Preface 4
Executive summary 5
Introduction 7,
CHAPTERS
Bahrain 18
Kuwait 22
Oman 29
Qatar 35
Saudi Arabia 40
UAE – Abu Dhabi 48
UAE – Dubai 54
UAE – Federal Electricity & Water Authority 62
UAE – Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority 64
Appendix 66
TABLES, CHARTS, MAPS
Introduction
GCC power demand forecasts 7
GCC power demand forecasts: additional capacity by 2015 8
GCC power demand forecasts: projected cost 8
GCC desalination demand forecasts 9
GCC desalination demand forecasts: additional capacity by 2015 10
GCC desalination demand forecasts: projected cost 10
Cost of building desalination capacity in Dubai 10
Cost of building power capacity in Dubai 10
Total power contracted from IWPPs/IPPs in the GCC 11
Major power and desalination projects planned in the GCC 12
Major power EPC contract awards in the GCC 13
Major desalination EPC contract awards in the GCC 13
Alternative energy projects, planned 14
Levelised costs in dollars for power generation 15
Selected GCC electricity tariffs 16
Selected GCC water tariffs 16
Per capita electricity consumption in the GCC 17
Per capita water consumption in the GCC 17

Bahrain
Bahrain’s annual growth in peak power demand 18
Bahrain’s annual growth in water consumption 18
Bahrain’s power and desalination capacity 19
Power generation and demand 20
Water sources and demand 20
Map: Major power and desalination plants in Bahrain 21

Kuwait
Peak electricity load and installed capacity 22
Peak power demand growth 22
Peak water demand and installed desalination capacity 23
Planned major power and desalination projects 23
Selected contracts on the Electricity & Water Ministry’s emergency power programme 24
Projected installed power generating capacity 25
Projected installed desalination capacity 25
Planned power generation projects 26
Planned desalination projects 26
Consumption of fuel by power and desalination plants 27
Map: Major power and desalination plants in Kuwait 28

Oman
Oman IWPPs, IPPs and IWPs 29 Major Omani power developers 30
Major Omani desalination developers 30 Peak power demand growth 31
Forecast demand in the main interconnected system 32
Contracted main interconnected system generation capacity 32
Contracted main interconnected system desalination capacity 33
Total gas requirements for power and desalination generation 33
Map: Major power and desalination plants in Oman 34

Qatar
Annual growth in power demand 35
Annual growth in water demand 35
Qatar IWPPs and IPPs 36
Major Qatari power developers 37
Major Qatari desalination developers 37
Future power and water capacity additions 38
Map: Major power and desalination plants in Oman 39

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian generators 40
SEC power demand summary 41
ECRA power demand forecast 41
SWCC desalination forecast 41
Future additional power capacity requirements 42
Future desalination capacity requirements 43
Saudi Arabia IWPPs and IPPs 44
Planned IWPPs and IPPs in Saudi Arabia 45
Major Saudi power developers 46
Major Saudi desalination developers 46
Map: Major power and desalination plants planned and under construction in Saudi Arabia 47

UAE – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi IWPPs 48
Major Abu Dhabi power developers 49
Major Abu Dhabi desalination developers 49
Power capacity growth 50
Desalination capacity growth 50
Annual growth in power demand 50
Annual growth in water demand 50
Peak power demand forecast 51
Peak water demand forecast 51
Adwea annual fuel consumption 52
Fuel consumption by type of power and desalination plants 52

UAE – Dubai
Peak power demand growth 54
Peak desalination demand growth 54
Installed power capacity 55
Installed desalination capacity 55
Peak power demand growth forecast 55
Peak desalination demand growth forecast 55
Dewa generation projects 56
Dewa planned installed power capacity 56
Dewa planned installed desalination capacity 56
Dewa major awards 57
Dewa’s fuel bill 58
Dewa’s fuel costs and electricity purchases 58
Dewa’s income statement 59

UAE – Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority
Peak power demand growth 63
Installed power capacity and peak electricity demand 63
Desalinated water production 64
Map: Major power and desalination plants in the UAE 65
Appendix GDP economic growth in the GCC 66
Populations in the GCC 66
GCC projects market 66
GCC: top developers by equity power capacity 67
GCC: top developers by equity desalination capacity 68
Bahrain: top developers by equity capacity 69
Oman: top developers by equity capacity 69
Qatar: top developers by equity capacity 69
Saudi Arabia: top developers by equity capacity 69
UAE: top developers by equity capacity 69
Major developers in the Gulf IWPP and IPP sector 70
Selected projects won by major power and desalination EPC contractors in the GCC 73
Gulf IWPPs 78

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