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Christopher Behan, general manager of Doosan Babcock UAE, with Tim Clarke, executive managing director of Tapco.

Christopher Behan, general manager of Doosan Babcock UAE, with Tim Clarke, executive managing director of Tapco.

Doosan Babcock to maintain Abu Dhabi plant

January 2016

Energy engineering specialist Doosan Babcock, which has big plans for the GCC market, has signalled its ambitions yet again by signing another landmark long-term maintenance agreement in the region.

The British-headquartered company 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 (original equipment manufacturing) 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 and Construction’s Water Business Group and HRSG specialist Doosan Engineering and Construction.

Commenting on the contract win, Doosan Babcock’s vice-president of Global Service Steve Hunt says: “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 UAE, 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.

Doosan Babcock is part of a powerful combination of companies united under the Doosan Group to deliver complementary technologies, skills and value to customers the world over. The company is a specialist provider of engineering products and services to the petrochemical, pharmaceutical and power generation sectors. Using the latest technologies and best-in-class engineering expertise, the company builds, maintains and extends the life of industrial plant worldwide.

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