The UAE is leading the region in establishing desalination plants with an investment value of Dh4.75 billion ($1.3 billion), distributed over two desalination plants operating by reverse osmosis system across the region, said a report by BNC, the research and business networking company.
The major projects include Taweelah plant in Abu Dhabi, scheduled to be completed in the the fourth quarter of 2022, and the plant at Jebel Ali in Dubai, scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of next year, stated the report issued ahead of a key industry summit.
The leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, today announced total awards of $4.9 million to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® technology for desalination projects in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“We expect strong results this year in our water business, which continues to provide high-efficiency energy recovery and pumping solutions to the growing seawater reverse osmosis desalination market,” said Chris Gannon, President and CEO of Energy Recovery.
“Seawater reverse osmosis desalination is critical to meeting fresh water needs in regions that experience water scarcity. In Dubai, the most populous city in the UAE, desalination meets more than 99 percent of the city’s water needs.”
Dubai, UAE: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), reviewed the progress on the sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO)-based desalination plant at the DEWA Jebel Ali Power & Desalination Complex.
This is the first project to use the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model in Dubai. The project will use Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) and supports DEWA’s efforts to meet growing demand for water in the Emirate.
UAE – The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has completed two water transmission lines project with a capacity of 60 million gallons per day and at a cost of Dh17 million. The transmission lines are from Al Alliah to Al Jubail under the Sharjah Creek.
Dr Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sewa, said it is considered to be one of the most important projects carried out by the Sewa to increase capacity of transferring water produced from the water desalination plant to the Jubail area on the other bank of the creek by more than 100 per cent and distributed to all areas of Sharjah, to keep up with the growing urbanisation.
Dr Rashid Al Aleem, chairman of SEWA, said that it is considered to be one of the most important strategic projects carried out by the SEWA to increase capacity of transferring water produced from the water desalination plant to the Jubail area on the other bank of the creek by more than 100 per cent and distributed to all areas of Sharjah, to keep up with the growing urbanisation.
Dubai will seek partners this year to build its first solar-powered desalination plant as the emirate tries to diversify away from burning fossil fuels to increase its water supply, the head of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said in an interview.
Mott MacDonald is engaged as project consultant for M-Station, which has a total construction and expansion cost of $3.1bn (AED11.5bn). This $3bn figure also includes the cost of smart devices and heavy-duty tech systems installed in the project.
Siemens is working on the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) project, which currently has a capacity of 2,185 megawatts (MW) of power and 140 million imperial gallons (MIGD) of water per day.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed 98 per cent of the M-Station expansion project, the largest power generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, in co-ordination with German technology major Siemens.