(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, inaugurated Bahrain's largest independent power generation and water desalination plant owned by Al Dur Power & Water Company, or Al Dur, on Tuesday.
The ceremony, which was attended by Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and more than 600 local, regional and international dignitaries and business leaders and shareholders and partners of the company.
Al Dur has been established to help meet the growing demand in the Kingdom of Bahrain for clean, reliable and competitively-priced power and water. The 2.1 billion plant, which began commercial operations in February 2012, has a capacity of 1,234 megawatts of power and 218,000 m3 per day of the highest quality water in the GCC today.
This is equivalent to approximately one-third of the Kingdom's installed power capacity and one-third of its water requirements. With the additional capacity that Al Dur will supply to the national grid of the Kingdom, the plant has the potential to transform Bahrain from an importer of power at peak periods of usage to an exporter of power to other GCC countries.