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World’s largest reverse osmosis desalination project to open in Abu Dhabi in 2022 – United Arab Emirates

Emirates Water and Electricity Company, EWEC – a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation – and ACWA Power – the Saudi-based developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants – have confirmed the successful financial closing of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant.

The new plant will be located at the Taweelah power and water desalination complex in Abu Dhabi, with completion expected in 2022.

A partnership of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and Mubadala Investment Company holds a 60 percent equity interest in the Taweelah project with the remaining 40 percent held by ACWA Power. 

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EWEC, ACWA Power announce financial closing of world’s largest RO desalination project – Duabi

Emirates Water and Electricity Company, EWEC, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, ADPower, and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power have announced the successful financial closing of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant.

The new plant will be located at the Taweelah power and water desalination complex in Abu Dhabi, with completion expected in 2022. ADPower and Mubadala Investment Company hold a 60% equity interest in the Taweelah project while ACWA Power holds the remaining 40%.

The project is to cost AED3.19 billion, with funding sourced from a combination of senior project finance loans worth a total of AED2.71 billion, in addition to equity contributions from shareholders and operating cashflow from pre-operations.

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Metito to showcase desalination expertise at top Dubai event – UAE

Metito, the multinational global provider of intelligent water management solutions, is set to showcase its expertise in the field of desalination and water reuse at the International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2019 to be held in Dubai.

One of the world’s most anticipated and prestigious desalination and water reuse event, IDA is bringing together leading global experts in desalination and water reuse to share their knowledge, expertise and latest technologies in this field.

Through this event, IDA aims to further bridge the gap between industry innovations, integration, decision makers and the wider community.

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EWEC, ACWA Power Sign Deal for Abu Dhabi Desalination Facility – UAE

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company and Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power have signed the water purchase agreement for the world’s largest sea water reverse osmosis desalination plant to be constructed at Taweelah Power and Water Complex, 50 km north of Abu Dhabi, at a cost of up to $900 million.

The Taweelah IWP will be the first stand-alone independent water project in Abu Dhabi.

Emirates Water and Electricity Company had awarded the project to ACWA Power in January 2019.

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Acwa Power ‘key player in sustainable development of utilities’ – United Arab Emirates

Acwa Power, a global leader in water desalination and power generation, joined over 15,000 attendees and 66 ministers at this year’s World Energy Congress (WEC) in Abu Dhabi to highlight its position as a global total solution provider across the power and water sectors.

To share Acwa Power’s expertise with fellow industry leaders, Acwa Power Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan took part in a panel session titled “Financing Energy: Closing the clean energy investment gap”.

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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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