Manama - Al Dur Power & Water Company, the one of the largest power generation and water desalination company in the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the successful closure of a USD 1.2 billion refinancing facility provided by a syndicate of 17 local, regional, and international banks. 

The refinancing facilities extend up to 11 years and include a USD 643 million conventional facility and a USD 557 million Islamic facility involving a wide range of commercial lenders active in the European and Middle Eastern project finance markets. The new facilities allow the Company to refinance its existing project-level debt on terms reflecting the status of the project as an asset with no construction risk and a proven operating history.  The lenders and hedge providers, via conventional and Islamic facilities, include Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait, Ahli United Bank, Arab Bank, Bank ABC, ABC Islamic Bank, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), Al Salam Bank, Banque Saudi Fransi, Boubyan Bank, Gulf International Bank, Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain), Mashreqbank, National Bank of Kuwait - Bahrain Branch, Société Générale, Standard Chartered Bank and, Warba Bank.

Al Dur Power & Water Company is owned by a consortium comprising of ENGIE, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), Kyushu Electric Power Company (Kyuden), and the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO). The Al Dur IWPP is a flagship power project in Bahrain, accounting for a significant portion of the country's power and water production, with capacity of 1,234MW in respect of power and 48 MIGD in respect of water per day. The Company benefits from a 25-year power and water purchase agreement entered into with EWA. Commercial operations started in early 2012 and the plant was officially inaugurated in April 2012 by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the late Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, may Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.



ENGIE is a world leader in low-carbon energy services and solutions. In the GCC region, ENGIE is a leading independent power and water desalination investor, developer and operator, with a gross portfolio of 29 GW power and over 1300 MIGD water production, including the Al Dur, Al Ezzel and Al Hidd plants.

GIC is a leading investor in power and water generation assets in the GCC region with a gross portfolio of 8 GW of power and 2.0 MCM of water production, established and wholly owned by the governments of the six GCC states.

Kyuden is one of the largest regional utility companies in Japan supplying power and gas in the Kyushu region. The Kyuden group has an equity ownership of 2,858 MW in overseas electricity generation projects, and aims to achieve equity ownership of 5,000 MW by 2030.

SIO is wholly owned by the Government of Bahrain and is responsible for providing social insurance to individuals in Bahrain.

Press contact for ENGIE:
Phillippa Eastgate
Head of Communications, GCC & Pakistan
AMEA Regional Hub Facilitator

Press contact for Gulf Investment Corporation:
Sager H. Al-Sager Vice President – Financial Services & Utilities DivisionGulf Investment Corporation

Press contact for Kyushu Electric Power Company:
Takahiro Koga
General Manager - Asset Management Department, Business Development Division,Tokyo Branch Office
Kyuden International Corporation

Press contact for Al Dur Power & Water Company:
Hussain Ali Haji-Ali
Chief Financial Officer
Al Dur Power & Water Company B.S.C. (c)
Orchid Business Center, Al Seef District
Manama, Bahrain