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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.