DEWA signs Water Purchase and Shareholder Agreements for $410mn Hassyan RO desalination Project – United Arab Emirates
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has today signed a 35-year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) and the Shareholder Agreement (SHA) for the Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant, with UAE headquartered Utico.
The Saudi Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has been recognised by Guinness World Records™ for the lowest energy consumption for a water desalination plant, with 2.27kW/h consumed per cubic metre of desalinated water.
A statement from SWCC and Guinness World Records said the title further strengthens utility’s “global standing as a leader in the desalination industry”, as it “moves forward to accomplish the objectives of the Kingdom’s long-term Vision 2030 strategy by utilising local content and expertise in all its current and future expansion projects”.
ACCIONA’s Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant at Umm Al Houl in Qatar has successfully reached a production of 282 million of liters per day, its full capacity, and has completed final tests ahead of schedule, the company has announced.
The first ever plant in the state that proposes to process the saline water of the sea and provide fresh water to industries, which is coming up at Tannirbavi here is nearing completion. Within a few days, the plant will start to pump out desalinated water.
“Valuing water”. This is the theme chosen for the celebration of World Water Day on March 22nd, 2021. In Africa, this slogan makes sense insofar as water management has become a major issue in view of climate change.
Several countries are now faced with water stress, which is now affecting several regions, notably North Africa and the Near East. This phenomenon is linked to drought, itself caused by global warming.
According to the United Nations, about 3 billion people are expected to face water stress by 2025. To deal with this phenomenon, water specialists such as SUEZ recommend the use of treated wastewater, which is not yet sufficiently exploited in Africa, for water-consuming activities such as agriculture or for recharging groundwater, which in both cases provides a new natural filtering barrier. Other possible uses include watering green spaces and industrial uses.
The Saudi Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) set the record by using reverse osmosis technology, which uses pressure to force water through a membrane, effectively filtering out the salt without having to heat up the water.
In Africa, population growth is amplifying the challenges related to drinking water supply. On the occasion of World Water Day, Afrik 21 decrypt the challenges of water management for a continent has today 1.3 billion inhabitants, 17% of the world’s population, making it the second most populated continent in the world after Asia.