Exova, the global testing group, has won a five-year outsourcing deal with Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) to provide testing services for the Taweelah B Power and Desalination Plant in Abu Dhabi.
The contract sees Exova assume responsibility for all water testing performed on site and also the provision of support and advisory services to ensure the quality of the drinking water produced on the plant. As part of the contract Exova will also provide off-site testing at its Dubai facility for the more specialist analysis required to verify that water quality complies with the requirements of the Abu Dhabi Regulation and Supervision Bureau (RSB).
Jason Dodds, general manager of Exova (UAE and Oman), said: “We are proud to have been awarded both the on and off-site water testing contracts by TAPCO. This further underlines our track record in the provision of water chemistry services in the UAE, which helps our customers meet regulatory requirements and ensures the public have access to safe drinking water at all times.”
The Taweelah B Power and Desalination Plant is part of the Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP), which is located 80 km north east of Abu Dhabi city. The project is the fifth and largest IWPP developed in Abu Dhabi under the Government’s programme for the privatisation of the water and power sector.