Energy engineering specialist Doosan Babcock has signed a landmark Long Term Maintenance Agreement (LTMA) with Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) to provide essential maintenance and technical support services to Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah B Power and Water Desalination Plant.
The eight-year contract includes technical support, parts and equipment provision, and repair and maintenance services at Abu Dhabi’s largest power and water plant, and the second largest facility of its kind in the UAE. In total, the agreement will ensure the optimum performance of six thermal boiler units, five heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), 13 multi-stage flashing (MSF) water desalination units and 12 potable water tanks.
Doosan Babcock beat off stiff competition to secure this groundbreaking contract, offering a unique ‘one-stop shop’ solution that combines OEM engineering, integrity management and mechanical maintenance expertise. Although the scope of works will be led by Doosan Babcock, technical expertise will also be provided by other members of the multi-disciplinary Doosan Group, including Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction’s Water Business Group and HRSG specialist Doosan Engineering & Construction.
Commenting on the contract win Steve Hunt, VP Global Service, Doosan Babcock, said:“We are delighted to be working with TAPCO in this pioneering service agreement, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. Combining our integrity management, maintenance and OEM capabilities, we are ideally placed to help Taweelah B continue to provide a secure source of water and power for the residents of Abu Dhabi.”
The contract also represents a significant strategic step for Doosan Babcock’s growing business in the United Arab Emirates, which recently saw the opening of its specialist Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Technical Hub in Abu Dhabi, designed to provide a range of specialist engineering services to help customers in the power, water, oil and gas, petrochemical and industrial sectors maintain and extend the life of their plant.