United Arab Emirates

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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Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant Project at Jebel Ali Power Plant update – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Construction of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)‘s Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex is 79% complete and making significant progress.

Wherein the project’s main buildings are at the finishing stage. Most of the marine works are complete and the commissioning works started, especially after the successful operation of the first main power transformer.

The new SWRO plant and its associated facilities is being developed to include an advanced pre-treatment, double-pass reverse osmosis SWRO technology, post-treatment process and storage facilities that are connected to the water network.

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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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How Do Uae Get Water? – UAE

The UAE gets its water from two distinct sources: ground water and de-alampinated seas. There isn’t enough ground water for most needs and it only makes up a tad more than 1% by volume. It has now emerged that Dubai primarily derives its drinking water from desalination plants.

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Abu Dhabi produces 9% of the world’s total desalinated water- Abu Dhabi

The 3rd MENA Desalination Projects Forum, taking place at Conrad Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi from March 15-16, 2022, examines the depth of the situation in water scarcity and desalination projects and discuss way forward – in line with the climate change target and reduction in emissions by 2030 and 2050The annual cost of demand gap for desalinated water in the MENA region could go as high as US$300 ‑ US$400 billion from the current US$104 billion per year.

Investment in the desalination projects in MENA has increased substantially in recent years and accounts for 48 percent of global desalination projects, with further investments expected to spur the market to $4.3 billion by 2022;Countries within the MENA region will add an estimated 20GW of solar capacity and 5-6GW of wind by 2025 as seawater desalination capacity of GCC countries is expected to grow further by approximately 37 percent during the next five years, with investments of up to $100 billion;The global desalination market is predicted to grow from $17.7 billion in 2020 to $32.1 billion by 2027;Today, a citizen of MENA region has a little over 1,000 cubic metres for their use, compared to a global average of over 7,000 cubic metres.

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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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