A new 84 MW power plant will be switched on in Ras Al Khaimah next week.
The new gas-fired Al Ghail plant will service the growing requirements of the Al Ghail Industrial Park and has already been successfully tested by the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia).
As part of an effort to fuel the growth of the emirate, which is continuing to attract commercial, industrial and residential property investors, Rakia will also be commissioning the 45 MW open-cycle gas-fired plant Al Hamra-1 within a week.
"Rakia is making sincere efforts to enhance the emirate's proven competitiveness in the industrial and manufacturing sectors by developing self sufficiency in power and water supplies," said N Zakkir Hussain, advisor for power and water projects at Rakia.
The organisation last year signed a groundbreaking agreement with Becker Industrie that paved the way for the construction of a new coatings and paints facility within the Industrial Park, with the new plants exceeding the power requirements of heavy hitters such as Becker, which is the second largest manufacturer in the world.