Western Asia

Saudi Arabia plans to construct desalination plant in Karachi – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide a one-billion-dollar investment guarantee to the federal government, which will be used to build a desalination plant in Karachi to address the city’s water supply problems.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made the announcement at CM House, where he was invited by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday to discuss “key issues of the economy” and “suggest measures to meet the current challenges,” which have crippled the country’s financial system and put the newly-formed coalition government at a crossroads.

During his speech, the Prime Minister announced the new development as well as his “successful” talks with Saudi Arabia, which had promised the Pakistani government a one-billion-dollar investment.

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Saudi Arabia Kicks off Implementation of World’s Largest Eco-friendly Water Osmosis System – Saudi Arabia

The Governor of the Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Eng. Abdullah Al-Abdul Karim, said that work has begun to create the world’s largest environmentally friendly water osmosis system.

The Saudi official revealed the Kingdom’s aspirations to find solutions to the risks that threaten humanity, especially the increasing water demand.

His comments came during a speech at the opening of the Global Water Summit, which kicked off on Wednesday in Madrid.

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Acwa Power ‘working on $67.4bn sustainable projects across the globe’ – Saudi Arabia

Acwa Power, a leading Saudi developer of power generation and water desalination plants, has a total of 65 projects worth SR253.4 billion ($67.4 billion) in the operation, construction or advanced development stage across the globe, said its top official.

These projects, which are mostly focused at providing sustainable solutions, will be generating 43.4 GW of electricity and producing 6.4 million cu m per day of desalinated water, remarked its Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan while releasing the Q1 results yesterday (May 18).

The other major operational highlights for the first quarter of 2022 include:

•Neom green hydrogen project, the world’s largest at-scale green hydrogen and ammonia project, has now moved into the construction phase. A Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) for SR3.4 billion was signed in relation to the EPC contract by Acwa Power and its consortium of partners.

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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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Algerian Energy Co. plans 3 new desalination plants; Iraq to expand Halfaya oil field’s water treatment system – Saudi Arabia

A range of diverse projects are currently underway in the Middle East and North Africa region, which are at various stages of development. From a project tracking point of view, firms such as Algerian Energy Co. are planning for the construction of new plants.

Moreover, while some firms such as Iraq’s Halfaya oil field are seeking expansion, others such as Libya’s National Oil Corporation are anticipating a favorable budget allocation that will help boost their activity.

Whereas NEOM Green Hydrogen Co. is due to announce the contractor for solar and wind plants as early as next week.(LINK).

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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Sohar Water Desalination project becomes functional – Oman

All works relating to the water transmission line project linking the Sohar Water Desalination Plant and the Al Dahirah Governorate have been completed and its commercial operation has begun. The total cost of the project is OMR 150mn.

Announcing this, Ibrahim bin Hamed al Hasani, Project Senior Manager of the Oman Water and Wastewater Services Company, said, “The project included the linking of water transmission lines, over a distance of 230 km, to the Sohar Desalination plant, and the construction of 15 tanks with a total storage capacity of 451.000 cubic metres in the Wilayat of Sohar, Ibri and Dhank.

In addition, the project consists of four pumping stations with a maximum capacity of 144,000 cubic metres per day and a pipeline parallel to the current water carrier line from Sohar to Al Buraimi Governorate.

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