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DEWA upgrades water infrastructure with pioneering world-class projects – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues to develop world-class infrastructure, supported by assets that exceed AED182 billion owned by DEWA and its subsidiaries, and around AED86 billion of investments in the energy and water sectors over five years.

This helps DEWA enhance its production capacity to meet the growing demand and provide its services to more than one million customers according to the highest standards of quality, availability, reliability, and efficiency.

Water desalination plants DEWA currently has 43 Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) water desalination units with a total production capacity of 445 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of water at the D, E, G, K, L, and M-Stations.

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DEWA announces UTICO as preferred bidder for Hassyan Independent Water Producer project – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on Wednesday that it has selected Ras Al Khaimah-based Utico is the preferred bidder to build and operate the 120 million gallons per day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant, the utility’s first project under the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model.

DEWA said in a press statement that the project has achieved a world record with lowest levelised water tariff of 0.277 USD per cubic metre.

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Emirates or bust – Israeli entrepreneurs spend productive week in Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Michal Drayman and Yehonatan Ben-Hamozeg recently found themselves speeding into the desert as part of a strange convoy.

They left the splendor of Dubai and after an hour’s fast driving through the vacant expanses, they reached a date plantation of gigantic size.

A broad, inviting carpet awaited them at the edge of the tract. Over it, an awning was stretched to protect guests from the blazing sun.

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Israeli business leaders meet with business leaders in UAE – United Arab Emirates

Israel’s first official delegation of business leaders travelled to the United Arab Emirates this week, according to Israel’s Export Institute.

The delegation was invited by the president and chairman of the UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The organizations that are participating in the delegation estimate that the volume of trade between Israel and the UAE could reach billions dollars.

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ACWA-led consortium secures financing for Jubail desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

A consortium led by Saudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power has signed financing agreements for a $650 million desalination project in the Saudi industrial city of Jubail.

The desalination plant, Jubail-3A IWP, will use sea water reverse osmosis to yield a capacity of 600,000 cubic metres per day.

The plant is being financed through limited recourse ring-fenced project financing from Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ADIB.AD, Riyad Bank 1010.SE and Mizuho 8411.T, ACWA said in a statement.

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Dubai’s Hassyan IWP achieves world’s lowest tariff of 0.277 USD per cubic metre – United Arab Emirates

After retendering the project, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved a new world’s breaking record for the lowest water levelised tariff of 0.277 USD per cubic metre for its 120 Million Gallons Per Day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant.

The project is DEWA’s first Independent Water Producer (IWP) model project.

DEWA has adopted the IWP procurement model for the Hassyan desalination plant following the success of the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects.

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DEWA MD & CEO reviews progress on SWRO-based desalination plant in Jebel Ali – United Arab Emirates

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inspected the progress of the Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant’s construction at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex.

The plant will have a total production capacity of 40 Million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD). Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex is one of the main complexes providing Dubai with reliable, efficient, and high-quality electricity and water services.

DEWA awarded an AED 871-million contract for the construction of the SWRO-based desalination plant in Jebel Ali to a joint venture comprising ACCIONA Agua SA and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX).

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UAE architects make cement out of salt – United Arab Emirates

A Dubai-based architect duo is looking to break from conventional building practices with an alternative cement conceived in the salt flats of the UAE and made using a problematic waste material.

Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto, principal architects at waiwai, enlisted the scientific knowhow of universities in the UAE and Japan to create a cement made using brine generated by the UAE’s desalination plants, which remove salt from seawater.

They were inspired by the UAE’s mineral-rich sabkha — salt flats that are part of the country’s wetlands. “It a huge area … that’s often overlooked,” Al Awar told CNN.

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DEWA’s Jebel Ali desalination plant completes three million man-hours without LTI – United Arab Emirates

DEWA’s Jebel Ali desalination plant in JAPS, Dubai has announced the completion of three million man-hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) as construction passes the 70% completion mark.

The achievement reflects the shared commitment from DEWA, engineering firm ILF and the construction consortium formed by ACCIONA and ACCIONA , towards risk prevention and to Health and Safety measures for all workers on the project, a statement said.

It added that the milestone was achieved while strictly observing all the international and local protocols put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dewa desal plant work clocks 3m hours without LTI – United Arab Emirates

Dewa’s desalination plant in Jebel Ali Power Station (JAPS), Dubai, is celebrating three million man-hours without lost time injuries (LTIs) as construction passes the 70 per cent completion mark. 

This achievement reflects the shared commitment of Dewa, engineering firm ILF and the construction consortium formed by Acciona and Besix, to risk prevention and health and safety measures for all workers on the project.

This milestone has been attained while strictly observing all the international and local protocols put in place to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic, said a statement.

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