The agreement was signed by Mr. Ali Darwish, CEO of Utico in the UAE and Mr. Hussain Allawati, CEO MENA & Head of Global Investments, Utico and Mr. Mohammed Khalifa, CEO Middle East – Digital Industries, Siemens Industrial LLC, Mr. Franco Atassi, CEO Middle East – Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Industrial LLC, and Mr. Mahmoud Hanafy, VP Transmission Grid Stabilization Middle East, Siemens Energy LLC at the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2021 show on 7th October 2021.
Inaugurating the5th Arab Water Forum (AWF5) held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai on Tuesday, Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, announced that to support the water sector and tackle challenges related to water scarcity, the UAE was developing three water desalination projects.
DEWA had awarded the implementation of the $237m (AED871m) plant, with a production capacity of 40 Million Imperial Gallons of Water per Day (MIGD) of desalinated water, to a consortium led by Spain’s Acciona Agua and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX).
Commenting on this, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, said that DEWA continues implementing electricity and water infrastructure projects to keep pace with Dubai’s growth and demand.
The Dh871 million plant has a production capacity of 40 Million Imperial Gallons of Water per Day (MIGD) of desalinated water, to a consortium led by Spain’s Acciona Agua and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX).
Winning sustainable agritech system that aims to help save the UAE a trillion litres of water per year – United Arab Emirates
DEWA announced increasing its electricity production capacity up to 12,900 megawatts (MW) and desalinated water to 490 MIGD, showing how it is meeting the soaring demands of a growing city with foresight and careful planning.
This reflected a continuation in the company’s efforts to develop its infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand for electricity and water and provide its services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency, and quality for over a million customers in the emirates of Dubai.
The Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Complex is one of the key pillars to provide Dubai with high-quality, efficient and reliable electricity and water services. The complex has been hailed by the Guinness World Records as the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility in the world at a capacity of 9,547 MW.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has increased its capacity of desalinated water production has increased to 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) after adding new advanced units at its Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex using Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology.
“We work in line with the vision of the wise leadership to develop a world-class infrastructure to keep pace with the growing demand for energy and water and provide excellent services for over a million customers in Dubai according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, safety and efficiency.
This is supported by assets worth more than AED182 billion ($49.5 billion) owned by Dewa and its subsidiaries as well as investments of up to AED86 billion over five years in the energy and water sectors,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.
SHUAA sells 20% stake in Mirfa International Power and Water Company to Japanese Sojitz – United Arab Emirates
SHUAA Capital, an asset management and investment banking platform in the region, has divested its 20 percent equity stake in Mirfa International Power and Water Company (MIPCO), to Japanese group, Sojitz Corporation (Sojitz).
MIPCO was established in 2014 in Abu Dhabi as the 10th project in the private power and water sector launched under the Department of Energy’s privatisation programme, according to a SHUAA Capital statement on Thursday.
The company has developed and operated a power generation and seawater desalination plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, with a net power capacity of 1600MW and a net water capacity of 52.5 million gallons per day (MIGD), contracted under the Power and Water Purchase Agreement (PWPA).