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Abu Dhabi’s water sector ‘vital for energy transformation’ – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi’s water sector is playing a pivotal role in energy transformation, with desalination technology through nine major plants, thus enhancing the emirate’s security of water supply.

Pioneering the transformation of the energy sector in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is leading the process of developing the water sector through enacting policies and regulations to reform its operations.

Since its establishment in February 2018 to be the new regulator of the energy sector in the Abu Dhabi, DoE has implemented new work mechanisms and adopted performance improvement plans.

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PUB: Pandan-smelling water from Malaysia ‘isolated’, local water production ramped up to meet demand – Malaysia

SINGAPORE – Singapore has ramped up local production of water to meet demand after some water from Malaysia had to be “isolated” following reports from some households here about an unusual scent of pandan in boiled tap water.

The cause of the scent is an organic compound known as tetrahydrofuran (THF), which is commonly used as a solvent in industries.

National water agency PUB said its investigations have traced the source of the issue to water imported from Malaysia.

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23 July, 2020 Abu Dhabi’s water sector ‘vital for energy transformation’ – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi’s water sector is playing a pivotal role in energy transformation, with desalination technology through nine major plants, thus enhancing the emirate’s security of water supply to ensure business continuity and wellbeing of the community.

Pioneering the transformation of the energy sector in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is leading the process of developing the water sector through enacting policies and regulations to reform its operations.

Since its establishment in February 2018 to be the new regulator of the energy sector in the Abu Dhabi, DoE has implemented new work mechanisms and adopted performance improvement plans to improve the efficiency of the sector, with the application of modern technology in desalination plants one particular priority.

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UAE to get largest water desalination plant in the world – United Arab Emirates

Water security has been a major priority for Abu Dhabi. The emirate has always been seeking the  best methods to optimize the use of water resources.

Now, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is enhancing the water security of the emirate by developing fresh policies and regulations to support the sector.

The DoE will also improve the performance of its desalination plants to ensure secure and sustainable water supplies through nine of its plants which have a production capacity of around 1.3bn cubic metres of water per year.

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Desalination plant to reach full capacity amidst critical works – Australia

The Gold Coast Desalination Plant will be ramped up to full capacity to enable critical upgrades to the Mt Crosby Water Treatment Plant.

The desalination plant, located at Tugun, is scheduled to provide up to 133 million litres – the equivalent of 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools ­­– per day into the South East Queensland (SEQ) water grid while the Mt Crosby plant is taken offline for the next stage of critical works.

Natural Resources Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the Mount Crosby plant was one of SEQ’s most important water treatment plants, and would take more than two and a half years to complete, generating up to 100 jobs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Qatar’s Industrial Production Index increases 6% in May – Qatar

The monthly Industrial Production Index (IPI) of Qatar for May 2020 reached 104.2 points, an increase by 6.0% compared to the previous month, and decrease by 2.0% when compared to the corresponding month of 2019.

Issued by the Planning and Statistics Authority, this index details the growth of various industrial sectors in economy such as mining, manufacturing, electricity production, and water production and desalination.

The Industrial Production Index consists of three main components: ‘Mining’, with a relative importance of 83.6%, ‘Manufacturing’ with a relative importance of 15.2%, ‘Electricity’ with a relative importance of 0.7%, and finally ‘Water’ with a relative importance of 0.5%.

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AFP starts desalination project construction in Mavulis Island – Philippines

The troopers of the naval detachment in the island northernmost island of the country, Mavulis in the Province of Batanes will soon no longer travel 8 hours to get water for drinking in Itbayat Island.

This after Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Filemon T Santos Jr PA, led the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a Desalination Plant System Project in the island on July 10.

Lt. Jaypee Abuan PN, public affairs officer of the Naval Forces Northern Luzon, said the desalination project is an initiative of General Santos recognizing the importance of having a sustainable source of drinking water in the island.

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Energy Ministry allows using 26 bcm seawater for industrial purposes – Tehran

According to Ardakanian, coastal provinces such as Hormozgan, Sistan-Baluchestan, and Bushehr can use seawater in projects that do not require water desalination like aquaculture or for cooling the towers of thermal power plants.

“Up to 26 billion cubic meters of seawater has been allocated for such uses, which can be used in coastal provinces as required,” the official said.

He also noted that for those projects that need the seawater to be desalinated, necessary licenses have been issued in the mentioned provinces.

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Desalination Plant to fire back up for critical works – Australia

The Gold Coast Desalination Plant will be fired back up to full capacity this summer to allow for critical upgrades to one of South East Queensland’s most important water treatment plants.

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the desalination plant at Tugun was scheduled to provide up to 133 million litres– or the equivalent of 50 Olympic sized swimming pools ­­– per day into the SEQ Water Grid while the Mt Crosby plant is offline for the next stage of critical works.

“Queensland, like the rest of the world, is facing tough economic times ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr Lynham said.

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UAQ’s new water desal plant to start production by 2021-end – United Arab Emirates

Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) authorities said work is nearing completion on a new water desalination station at Umm Al Quwain, which boasts a capacity of 50 million gallons per day. 

The project’s full capacity upon the completion of all its phases will amount to 150 million gallons per day.

It is set to start production by the end of 2021, stated Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, the Director-General of the Fewa, during his visit today to the site, which will be the largest of its kind in the country operating on reverse osmosis technology.

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