GE Gas Power has signed an agreement with the Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) to provide a range of asset and performance services for the reliable and efficient operation of the gas turbines at the Taweelah B Power and Desalination Complex in Abu Dhabi. 
Tapco, the owner of the largest independent water and power plant (IWPP) in the UAE, is 60% owned by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa).
The Taweelah B complex, which operates three distinct power generation and desalination facilities, uses different technologies, including simple, open, and combined-cycle gas turbines and multi-stage flash distillation. 
GE Gas Power said its work scope includes major inspection works on 9E gas turbine and generators and complete disassembly, overhaul, and commissioning activities. 
In addition, it involves outage support to enhance the capabilities of the Taweelah B plant for the future and position it to benefit from long-term high performance.
The landmark agreement was signed by Ahmad Adawi, Executive Managing Director of Tapco and Rabih Yazbeck, Regional Sales Director Gulf, GE Gas Power, at the Taqa headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
GE Gas Power’s proven industry experience and technology expertise in performing outages and major inspections has delivered reliable solutions to electric utilities worldwide in enhancing efficiency and achieving significant reduction of carbon emissions and water utilization. 
Tapco is leveraging GE Gas Power’s advanced capabilities to fulfil its vision of setting new local and regional benchmarks for power and water production, and to scale up its safety and environmental excellence.-TradeArabia News Service