Abu Dhabi

EWEC, ACWA Power Sign Deal for Abu Dhabi Desalination Facility – UAE

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power have signed the water purchase agreement for the world’s largest sea water reverse osmosis desalination plant to be constructed at Taweelah Power and Water Complex, 50 km north of Abu Dhabi, at a cost of up to $900 million.

The Taweelah IWP will be the first stand-alone independent water project in Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Water and Electricity Company had awarded the project to ACWA Power in January 2019.


Abu Dhabi launches new policy on recycled water – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has announced the launch of a ‘Recycled Water Policy,’ that will ensure optimal use of recycled water in the emirate. 

Announced during a workshop held by DoE, which was attended by all concerned parties, the policy supports efforts to preserve Abu Dhabi’s water resources, including drinking and underground water, in order to meet the future needs of all sectors.

Developed in cooperation with the Treated Wastewater Reuse Committee, the ‘Recycled Water Policy’ reinforces its role in ensuring sustainable supplies of recycled water through the distribution companies, said a statement from the DoE. 


GCC tops global water desalination capacity, Sewa chief – Abu Dhabi

GCC countries have the highest water desalination capacity of 81 per cent in the world while running production of around 40 per cent of total global water desalination,” said a top official of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa).

“This explains, on one hand, the development of 289 desalination plants on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea,” remarked Dr Engineer Rashid Al Leem, the chairman of Sewa.


Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Mubadala and Masdar enter into partnership – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, a state-owned entity with a mandate to generate value through active asset management of key utilities’ investments in Abu Dhabi, entered into a strategic partnership with Mubadala Investment Company and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’); a subsidiary of ‘Mubadala’, during a signing ceremony held at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019.

The strategic partnership supports the UAE’s efforts to grow the power and water sector, while supporting Abu Dhabi’s long-term sustainable development objectives. Mubadala’s contribution as an experienced investor in utilities illustrates its support to the future development of power and water generation in Abu Dhabi.


Mirfa IWPP: The capital’s hope – Abu Dhabi

The demand for electric power and water are inextricably linked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

One of its newer and larger plants, the Mirfa Independent Water and Power Plant, which has a power capacity of 1.6 GW and produces 52.5 million gallons of water per day, integrates the newest iterations of power generation and desalination technologies.

Over the years, the UAE has leveraged its large oil and natural gas resources to bolster a booming economy and to support its financial and trading importance in the Middle East and around the world.


Seven bidders up for Taweelah desalination project in Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi

Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia, along with its partner Abengoa, placed the lowest bid using the higher electricity tariff at AED8.26 ($2.25) per 1,000 gallons (4.55 m3); or $0.49 per cube

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy has unveiled the seven consortia bidding for Taweela desalination plant mega-project, with the lowest price coming from ACWA Power at $0.49 per cube.


Abu Dhabi studying tenders for developing Taweelah desalination plant – Abu Dhabi – UAE

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy said on Sunday it was studying tenders for developing the Taweelah desalination plant.

Seven offers were received and opened, the department said in a statement, adding that “it expects to register the lowest production cost of 8.26 dirhams ($2.25) per 1,000 gallons”.


Desalination plants to open in RAK, Fujairah and UAQ in 2021 – Fujairah – United Arab Emirates

A number of desalination plants producing 511 million litres of fresh water per day will open in the Northern Emirates in 2021.

The three plants will be built in Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority and MDC Power Holding Company, which is owned by Mubadala Investment Company.


(LEAD) Samsung Engineering wins US$3 bln plant order in UAE – Abu Dhabi – UAE

Samsung Engineering Co., a construction unit of Samsung Group, said Tuesday it has received plant orders worth US$3.07 billion in the United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company, an affiliate of UAE’s state-run oil firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has placed two separate orders to Samsung Engineering in lump-sum turnkey contracts, the company said in regulatory filings.

The deal calls for the South Korean builder to be in charge of engineering, procurement and construction.


ADWEA pre-qualifies 25 firms for Taweela desalination project.

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has pre-qualified 25 bidders for its mega desalination project at Taweela.

The new capacity will comprise two reverse osmosis facilities each of 455,000 m3/d at Taweela power and water complex, 45 kilometers north of Abu Dhabi city

The 13 companies to pre-qualify unconditionally are: ACWA Power, Acciona Agua, Aqualia, Cobra, Engie, JGC, Malakoff, Marubeni, Mitsubishi, Suez, Sumitomo, Valoriza, and Veolia.