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Drones deployed to monitor water quality in Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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.

This helps DEWA expand its production capacity to meet the growing demand for electricity and water.

DEWA uses the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, including drones, to provide its services according to the highest quality, availability, reliability and efficiency standards.

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Dubai’s Jebel Ali desalination plant reaches 90% completion – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed 96.50 percent of the Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant at Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex.

The Complex is one of the key pillars for supplying Dubai with electricity and water services, adhering to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and quality.

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).

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DEWA uses drones to ensure quality of desalinated water – United Arab Emirates

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.

This helps DEWA expand its production capacity to meet the growing demand for electricity and water, using the latest technologies, including drones, to provide its services.

The electricity and water company harnesses the drone technology as part of the Sirb initiative, which includes using advanced drones to support Dubai’s growing infrastructure.

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DEWA uses drones to ensure quality of desalinated water according to highest international standards – United Arab Emirates

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.

This helps DEWA expand its production capacity to meet the growing demand for electricity and water. DEWA uses the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, including drones, to provide its services according to the highest quality, availability, reliability and efficiency standards.

Sirb drone initiative DEWA harnesses the drone technology as part of the Sirb initiative, which includes using advanced drones to support Dubai’s growing infrastructure.

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United Arab Emirates To Donate Two Solar-Powered Desalination Plants To The Federation – United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to donate two solar-powered desalination plants to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis as part of their UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF).

The Fund is a 50 million dollar plan to build climate-resilient renewable energy projects in 16 Caribbean nations.

During an interview with the Water Manager at St. Kitts and Nevis Water Services Department on March 16, Cromwell Williams stated that “The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis accepted the desalination plants because it represents a source of additional potable water for which there is always a need.”

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More than 13.6 million in 37 countries benefitted from Suqia UAE projects in 2021 – United Arab Emirates

The total number of beneficiaries from Suqia UAE reached more than 13.6 million in 37 countries by the end of 2021, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Suqia UAE, who highlighted the organisation’s efforts to implement developmental projects and provide drinking water for societies facing water scarcity and pollution.

This is in collaboration with local and global organisations as well as strategic partners of the Emirates Red Crescent, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Dar Al Ber Society and Dubai Cares.

“We support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE the most vibrant destination for humanitarian work for the next 50 years. Suqia is a major supporter of the UAE’s efforts in humanitarian work, to improve the lives of the deprived and afflicted around the world, and to provide relief to the underprivileged regardless of their race, religion and culture.

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Key Dubai power plant set to double capacity – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed that the production capacity of Hassyan Power Complex will double by the end of 2023 as energy demand in the emirate continues to grow.

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.

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SEWA starts implementing a new desalination plant in Al Hamriyah – United Arab Emirates

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.

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Dubai’s Hassyan power plant to be fuelled by natural gas to reduce emissions – United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Hassyan power complex will be converted into a natural gas plant as the emirate seeks to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral in the next three decades.

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.

“This step supports Dubai’s energy supply security by diversifying the energy mix through the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050,” Sheikh Ahmed said.

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World’s largest desalination plant in UAE to begin early commercial operation in Q1 2022 – United Arab Emirates

Taweelah RO, the world’s largest RO water desalination plant, will begin early commercial operations in the first quarter of 2022, by providing 100 million gallons per day (MGD), said the Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC).

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Othman Al Ali said that the plant will commence full commercial operations by the end of this year, providing 200 MGD.

The Taweelah plant will be 44 percent bigger than the world’s current largest low carbon water desalination plant, he added.

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