United Arab Emirates

DEWA unveils stunning set of efficiency numbers for its Jebel Ali complex – 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.

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Dewa steps up power, desal capacity at Jebel Ali – United Arab Emirates

Dewa recently announced increasing its electricity production capacity up to 12,900 megawatts (MW) and 490 MIGD of desalinated water.

Dewa’s 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 confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility in the world at a capacity of 9,547 MW.

This company is making water from sunlight air in Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Water scarcity has continued to be one of the biggest problems for people living in Dubai and other middle east countries due to its geographical location.

Such countries have adopted various measures like mineralising rivers, desalinating oceans, drilling into the ground to overcome the water crisis.

However, with overpopulation and climate change, innovators have been on the lookout for a new solution.

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DEWA increases its capacity of desalinated water – United Arab Emirates

This is part of its efforts to keep pace with the continuous growth in Dubai and meet the growing demand for electricity and water in the emirate.

“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,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Al Tayer explained that DEWA currently has 43 Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) water desalination units with a total production capacity of 427 MIGD of water at the D-, E-, G-, K-, L, and M Stations. It also has 2 SWRO plants with a production capacity of 63 MIGD.

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Dewa hikes desal capacity to 490 MGID per day – United Araba Emirates

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.

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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).

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Utico wins Hassyan water reservoir project contract – United Arab Emirates

Utico, a full service utility company in Middle East and the only private water and power company in the UAE, said it has secured a a major contract from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) for the development of its 120 million imperial gallons (MIG) Hassyan water reservoir project.

The Hassyan IWP project’s storage reservoir is for 60 MIG expandable to 120 MIG, while the desalination plant project capacity is 120 MIG per day with facilities to expand to 240 MIGD production per day. 

This $80-million contract comes as an addition to the largest Independent Water Project (IWP) in Dubai – the Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) – which is a game-changer for its world’s lowest water tariff and potential to be expanded to the largest desalination project globally, said the statement from Utico.

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Acciona announces completion of Jebel Ali SWRO desalination plant – United Arab Emirates

Following achieving a major construction milestone, Acciona says that the Jebel Ali Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant is now producing water at 100% capacity. 

The desalination plant was built by Acciona and Besix and is owned by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).

According to a statement, the plant has begun its daily production of 182m liters of potable water and is already supplying the city’s water network.

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UAE Ministry of Energy to host Arab Water Forum – United Arab Emirates

The UAE Ministry of Energy is hosting the fifth Arab Water Forum (AWF5) later this year, which will focus on Arab water security for peace and sustainable development.

More than 800 high-level participants including industry experts and government officials will attend the forum that will take place in Abu Dhabi from September 21 to 23, the organisers said on Wednesday.

The event is backed by the Arab League and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt.

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Works on $598mn Umm Al Quwain water desalination plant over 70% complete – United Arab Emirates

Officials have announced that over 70% of works have been completed on a major water desalination project in Umm Al Quwain.

The new plant is being developed across an area of 250,000sqm and is being developed at a cost of $598m.

According to a statement, the desalination plant will have four networks, with two being connected to the water supplies of the new water distribution centre in Al Khuraija, Ras Al Khaimah, while another will be connected to water supplies in Al Burairat, and another in Umm Al Quwain.

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