Doosan Babcock wins maintenance and support deal at giant Taweelah plant

Energy engineering company, Doosan Babcock, has won a contract with Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) to provide essential maintenance and technical support services for Tapco’s desalination plant in Abu Dhabi.

The eight-year maintenance agreement contract includes technical support, parts and equipment provision and repair and maintenance services at Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah B power and water desalination plant, the second largest facility of its kind in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) according to Doosan Babcock.

It claimed to have beaten off “stiff competition” to secure the contract, throughout its “unique one-stop shop solution that combines original equipment manufacture (OEM) engineering, integrity management and mechanical maintenance expertise.


Under the agreement, Doosan Babcock will ensure the optimum performance of six thermal boiler units, five heat recovery steam generators, 13 multi-stage flash water desalination units and 12 potable water tanks.

Doosan Babcock’s vice president, global service, Steve Hunt, said the contract represents a significant strategic step for Doosan Babcock’s growing business in the UAE. He added: “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 scope of works will be led by Doosan Babcock, while the technical expertise will be provided by other members of the Korean parent company, including Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction’s Water Business Group and Doosan Engineering and Construction.

The contract follows Doosan Babcock’s recent opening of its specialist Middle East and North Africa technical hub in Abu Dhabi.