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ACWA-led consortium secures financing for Jubail desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

A consortium led by Saudi Arabian utility developer ACWA Power has signed financing agreements for a $650 million desalination project in the Saudi industrial city of Jubail.

The desalination plant, Jubail-3A IWP, will use sea water reverse osmosis to yield a capacity of 600,000 cubic metres per day.

The plant is being financed through limited recourse ring-fenced project financing from Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank ADIB.AD, Riyad Bank 1010.SE and Mizuho 8411.T, ACWA said in a statement.

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Dubai’s Hassyan IWP achieves world’s lowest tariff of 0.277 USD per cubic metre – United Arab Emirates

After retendering the project, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved a new world’s breaking record for the lowest water levelised tariff of 0.277 USD per cubic metre for its 120 Million Gallons Per Day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant.

The project is DEWA’s first Independent Water Producer (IWP) model project.

DEWA has adopted the IWP procurement model for the Hassyan desalination plant following the success of the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects.

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DEWA MD & CEO reviews progress on SWRO-based desalination plant in Jebel Ali – United Arab Emirates

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inspected the progress of the Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Desalination Plant’s construction at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex.

The plant will have a total production capacity of 40 Million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD). Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex is one of the main complexes providing Dubai with reliable, efficient, and high-quality electricity and water services.

DEWA awarded an AED 871-million contract for the construction of the SWRO-based desalination plant in Jebel Ali to a joint venture comprising ACCIONA Agua SA and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX).

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Abu Dhabi’s water sector ‘vital for energy transformation’ – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi’s water sector is playing a pivotal role in energy transformation, with desalination technology through nine major plants, thus enhancing the emirate’s security of water supply.

Pioneering the transformation of the energy sector in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is leading the process of developing the water sector through enacting policies and regulations to reform its operations.

Since its establishment in February 2018 to be the new regulator of the energy sector in the Abu Dhabi, DoE has implemented new work mechanisms and adopted performance improvement plans.

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23 July, 2020 Abu Dhabi’s water sector ‘vital for energy transformation’ – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi’s water sector is playing a pivotal role in energy transformation, with desalination technology through nine major plants, thus enhancing the emirate’s security of water supply to ensure business continuity and wellbeing of the community.

Pioneering the transformation of the energy sector in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is leading the process of developing the water sector through enacting policies and regulations to reform its operations.

Since its establishment in February 2018 to be the new regulator of the energy sector in the Abu Dhabi, DoE has implemented new work mechanisms and adopted performance improvement plans to improve the efficiency of the sector, with the application of modern technology in desalination plants one particular priority.

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UAE to get largest water desalination plant in the world – United Arab Emirates

Water security has been a major priority for Abu Dhabi. The emirate has always been seeking the  best methods to optimize the use of water resources.

Now, the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) is enhancing the water security of the emirate by developing fresh policies and regulations to support the sector.

The DoE will also improve the performance of its desalination plants to ensure secure and sustainable water supplies through nine of its plants which have a production capacity of around 1.3bn cubic metres of water per year.

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UAQ’s new water desal plant to start production by 2021-end – United Arab Emirates

Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) authorities said work is nearing completion on a new water desalination station at Umm Al Quwain, which boasts a capacity of 50 million gallons per day. 

The project’s full capacity upon the completion of all its phases will amount to 150 million gallons per day.

It is set to start production by the end of 2021, stated Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, the Director-General of the Fewa, during his visit today to the site, which will be the largest of its kind in the country operating on reverse osmosis technology.

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UAE architects make cement out of salt – United Arab Emirates

A Dubai-based architect duo is looking to break from conventional building practices with an alternative cement conceived in the salt flats of the UAE and made using a problematic waste material.

Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto, principal architects at waiwai, enlisted the scientific knowhow of universities in the UAE and Japan to create a cement made using brine generated by the UAE’s desalination plants, which remove salt from seawater.

They were inspired by the UAE’s mineral-rich sabkha — salt flats that are part of the country’s wetlands. “It a huge area … that’s often overlooked,” Al Awar told CNN.

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DEWA’s Jebel Ali desalination plant completes three million man-hours without LTI – United Arab Emirates

DEWA’s Jebel Ali desalination plant in JAPS, Dubai has announced the completion of three million man-hours without Lost Time Injury (LTI) as construction passes the 70% completion mark.

The achievement reflects the shared commitment from DEWA, engineering firm ILF and the construction consortium formed by ACCIONA and ACCIONA , towards risk prevention and to Health and Safety measures for all workers on the project, a statement said.

It added that the milestone was achieved while strictly observing all the international and local protocols put in place to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

UAE’s Qatra to double wastewater treatment capacity by 2022 – United Arab Emirates

Sharjah based Qatra Water Solutions has said that it is in the process of rapidly expanding its wastewater treatment capacity.

“We target to double it by 2022 in order to cope with the increased population in Sharjah,” said Gurvan Dersel, General Manager at Qatra Water Solutions.

Qatra is a Public-Private Partnership between the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq, and BESIX, a company operating in infrastructure concessions and construction.

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