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Deal signed to build giant desalination plant in the UAE – United Arab Emirates

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), on Wednesday said it has signed a water purchase agreement with Saudi-based ACWA Power.

The deal will enable the development of over 900,000 cubic metres per day desalination facility in Taweelah, sufficient to meet the demand of water for over 350,000 households.

Approximately 45km north of Abu Dhabi city, the project will use reverse osmosis technology to desalinate seawater and will be one of the largest plants in the world.

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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. 

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DEWA invites Expression of Interest for 120 MIGD Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Project – Dubai

Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) released an invitation for interested companies to apply for Expression of Interests (EOIs) for the 120 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) project, for competent companies that work based on the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model to enter the project.

The deadline to apply for the EOI is 9 July 2019, and this project will be DEWA’s first IWP project.

Last May, DEWA appointed a consortium including Ernst & Young (E&Y), CMS, and WSP as advisors to the project.

“This project supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable development.

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Dewa inaugurates Simulator and Training Centre – Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched the Simulator and Training Centre at its Jebel Ali Power Plant & Desalination Complex.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa inaugurated the centre, which Dewa built in collaboration with Siemens. It is the first-of-its-kind in the Arabian Gulf region and the biggest Siemens Simulator of-its-kind worldwide. It aims to enhance the capabilities of engineers and technicians at Dewa.

Al Tayer noted that the Simulator and Training Centre will contribute to consolidating Emiratisation of engineering and technical jobs at Dewa, providing a unique experience to those working in the Generation division. This is achieved using state-of-the-art technologies and best international practices that enable trainees to experience real-life conditions and provide them with the skills needed for dealing with different circumstances.

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DEWA breaks world record for re-engineering gas turbine overhaul – Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has broken the world record in major inspection outages by re-engineering the Gas Turbine SGT-4000F overhaul process at the Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Complex.

DEWA succeeded the completion of its major inspection outage within 11 working days compared to 30 working days previously. This allows a 63% reduction in outage duration, leading to increased availability of its gas turbines.

“This meets the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to continue the path towards excellence and being first in everything. We aim to continuously develop our programmes, plans, and projects to strengthen our competitive position globally level to achieve the highest reliability, efficiency, and savings in operational and maintenance expenditure.

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Dewa appoints consultancies for Hassyan Desalination IWP Project – UAE

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has appointed a consortium of companies including Ernst & Young (E & Y), CMS, and WSP as advisors on the Hassyan’s Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Project to produce 120 million imperial gallons per day.

The project is Dewa’s first Independent Water Producer model (IWP) project. Dewa adopted the IWP system for the Hassyan desalination plant following the success of the Independent Power Producer model at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects.

The SWRO project is expected to commence production in 2023. The desalination plant will use the most efficient and proven art technology available at the mark. The plant will supply the Dewa water transmission network to ensure sustainable supply.

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Dubai’s DEWA appoints advisors for Hassyan water project – Dubai

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed a consortium of companies as advisors on its Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) project which aims to produce 120 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD).

Ernst & Young, CMS, and WSP have been hired for the project which is DEWA’s first independent water producer (IWP) model venture.

DEWA adopted the system 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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EGA’s GAC secures $750 million loan, Guinea’s largest greenfield mining project financing ever and a step forward for country’s economy – United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates: Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) has successfully closed the Republic of Guinea’s largest-ever project financing for a greenfield mining project, in a step forward for EGA’s bauxite mining project and for Guinea’s economy.

The $750 million loan has a tenor of 12 to 14 years and was extended by development finance institutions, export credit agencies and international commercial banks.

The loan represents the first time multilateral institutions and international commercial banks have participated together in a project financing for a greenfield mining project in Guinea.  

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Spanish-Chinese consortium lands $700mln deal for UAE desalination plant – UAE

Spain’s Abengoa announced on Monday that it has received an order, as part of a consortium with Chinese EPC contractor Sepco III, to start work on a 909,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day) desalination plant in Taweelah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In a stock exchange filing, the Spanish engineering and construction firm said the desalination project is valued at more than $700 million, with the company’s share being approximately $243 million over the next three years.

In November last year, a Reuters report, quoting a statement by Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, said the department was studying tenders for developing the Taweelah desalination plant.

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Dubai completes $3.18bn M-Station expansion project – Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced the completion of the M-Station expansion project  in Jebel Ali, the largest power generation and water desalination plant in the UAE, at a total investment of Dh11.7 billion ($3.18 billion) in co-ordination with German technology major Siemens.

It was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of Dewa, in the presence of senior Dewa officials including its managing director and chief executive officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

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