In a context of increasing global demand for electricity, TOTAL has developed expertise in the power generation sector, especially through cogeneration and combined-cycle power plant projects.
In Abu Dhabi, the Taweelah A1 gas-fired power plant, which is owned by Gulf Total Tractebel Power Company (20%), combines electricity generation and water desalination. The plant, in operation since 2003, currently has a net power generation capacity of 1,600 MW and a water desalination capacity of 385,000 m³ per day. The plant’s production is sold to Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) as part of a long-term agreement.
In Nigeria, TOTAL holds a stake in the Afam VI power plant through its 10% interest in the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) joint venture. This plant is part of the government’s plan to develop power generation and increase the share of natural gas production for domestic use.
In Thailand, TOTAL owns 28% of Eastern Power and Electric Company Ltd, which operates the combined-cycle gas power plant in Bang Bo with a capacity of 350 MW and has been in operation since 2003. The plant’s production is sold to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand under a long-term agreement.