United Arab Emirates

Taqa and Saudi Aramco to develop greenfield power and desalination project – Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, also known as Taqa, will develop a large greenfield power and desalination project with Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest exporter of crude.

The 940-megawatt Tanajib cogeneration and desalination project will have a capacity of 1,084 tonnes per hour of steam and 5.25 million Imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of desalinated water.

Taqa also signed a water and energy conversion agreement with Japan’s Marubeni Corporation to develop a greenfield industrial facility that includes provisions for supporting infrastructure such as pipelines to connect the desalination and cogeneration plants with end users.

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Utico, Siemens sign MOU for Hassyan IWP Project – United Arab Emirates

Utico and Siemens signed an MOU agreement for the strategic engineering, supply and services for Hassyan IWP project.

This is to align with the latest technological advancements to be incorporated into the prestigious Hassyan development for the best Sustainable desalination plant possible for Dubai.

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.

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UAE to launch 3 desalination projects to enhance water production – United Arab Emirates

The UAE has announced that it will launch three additional seawater desalination plants in a bid to step up the country’s efforts towards water security.

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.

The projects are located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Umm Al Quwain with a combined capacity of 420 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) that will be completed by 2023.

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DEWA’s SWRO water desalination plant in Jebel Ali marks 92.4% completion – UAE

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.

He noted that the project is going as planned and is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2021 to maintain the surplus in production to meet the reserve margin for peak water demand.

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Dubai’s new Seawater Reverse Osmosis desalination plant set to open in 2021 – United Arab Emirates

DEWA has completed 92.4 per cent of the SWRO desalination plant at Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex, the authority announced Monday morning.

The Complex is the main supplier of Dubai’s electricity and water services with a high level of reliability, efficiency, and quality.

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).

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Winning sustainable agritech system that aims to help save the UAE a trillion litres of water per year – United Arab Emirates

Terraplus Solutions has officially launched its award-winning sustainable agritech irrigation system, known as T+, after highly successful trials on date palms in Dubai.

If deployed across 20,000 farms in the UAE, which contain 20 to 40 million date palms, it is estimated it could save a trillion litres of water per year.

This is equivalent to the annual water usage of five million people, approximately half the population of the UAE.

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UAE to host fifth Arab Water Forum in September – United Arab Emirates

The Arab Water Council is getting ready for the fifth edition of the Arab Water Forum (AWF), to be held here in both online and physical form and under the theme ‘Arab Water Security for Peace and Sustainable Development’, from September 21-23, 2021.

The forum will be held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and supported by the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt (MWRI), in cooperation with national, regional and international partners.

The conference will shed light on some of the key topics such as Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus, Climate Change Impact on Arab Water Security.

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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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