Abengoa said its consortium with top engineering and construction company SepcoIII, has begun commercial operation at the 909,000 cu m/day Taweelah desalination plant, loctaed 45 km north of Abu Dhabi.

The Taweelah desalination plant has passed the contractual tests for Acwa Power, the leading company in the development, investment, ownership and operation of power generation and desalinated water production plants.

With the completion of the first phase, the desalination plant, which is located within the Taweelah power and water generation complex, is now producing 450,000 cu m/day of desalinated water.