Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues to develop a world-class infrastructure supported by assets exceeding AED 200 billion owned by DEWA and its subsidiaries, as well as an additional investment of AED 40 billion over five years in the energy and water sectors.
Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant Project at Jebel Ali Power Plant update – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Construction of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)‘s Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex is 79% complete and making significant progress.
Wherein the project’s main buildings are at the finishing stage. Most of the marine works are complete and the commissioning works started, especially after the successful operation of the first main power transformer.
The new SWRO plant and its associated facilities is being developed to include an advanced pre-treatment, double-pass reverse osmosis SWRO technology, post-treatment process and storage facilities that are connected to the water network.
DEWA had awarded the implementation of the AED897 million plant, with a production capacity of 40 million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD) of desalinated water, to a consortium led by Spain’s Acciona Agua and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX).
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues to develop its infrastructure supported by assets exceeding AED200 billion owned by DEWA and its subsidiaries, and an additional investment of AED40bn over five years in the energy and water sectors.
The UAE gets its water from two distinct sources: ground water and de-alampinated seas. There isn’t enough ground water for most needs and it only makes up a tad more than 1% by volume. It has now emerged that Dubai primarily derives its drinking water from desalination plants.
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The 1,200 megawatts (MW) facility, which has been converted recently to run only on natural gas instead of clean coal, will add a further 600MW in Q4 and an additional 600MW will be added by Q3 2023, raising capacity to 2,400MW.
The Hassyan Power Complex was initially designed and built-for-purpose as a dual-fuel plant with the ability to operate full-time on both natural gas and clean coal. It now relies only on natural gas.
The Sharjah Electricity has revealed the start of implementing a plan to increase the production of desalinated water in the Emirate of Sharjah by establishing a new desalination plant in Al Hamriyah to produce 90 million gallons per day, as part of the authority’s strategy to sustain water and provide it for development projects and for future generations.
Engineer Essam Al Mulla explained that the authority signed a contract with a number of consultants and international houses of expertise to implement the station, noting that these studies take a year and a half and implementation is about 3 years, and the project is expected to be completed in 2026.
He added that seawater desalination meets 80% of the total water needs in the Emirate of Sharjah, and thus constitutes a major strategic resource, which is relied upon as a growing source of fresh water in the Emirate of Sharjah, while it depends on 5% of groundwater and 15% of incoming water.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, approved the conversion of the 2,400-megawatt plant, which used clean coal, said the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority on Thursday.
Taweelah Reverse Osmosis (RO), the world’s largest RO water desalination plant located in Abu habi, will begin early commercial operations in the first quarter of 2022, by providing 100 million gallons per day (MGD), reported WAM, citing a top government official.