The $2.5 billion project includes a 1,500 MW combined-cycle gas turbine power station with an incorporated seawater desalination facility to generate 455,000 cubic meters daily of drinking water.

The Shuweihat II IWPP will be located in Jebel Dhana, nearly 200 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and is likely to begin operations in September 2011. Project developer is GDF SUEZ, while the end customer is Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) (Abu Dhabi).

The Shuweihat II project is the eighth IWPP being created by ADWEA to handle the rising water and power needs of the region.