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DEWA survey progress on SWRO based Jebel Ali desalination plant in UAE

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inspected the advance 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 40MIGD. Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex are one of the main complexes supply Dubai with reliable, efficient, and high-quality electricity and water services.

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

Value of the projects AED 871million.

Al Tayer has accompanied by Khalil Sabt, Vice President of Production Planning; Mansoor Al Suwaidi, Vice President of Projects and Engineering; Masoud AlKamali, Senior Manager of Projects; and Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Project Manager, the contractors’ representatives, consultants, and other DEWA staff.

Al Tayer was compressed on the project, which is 79percent complete and making significant progress, wherein the project main buildings are at the finishing stage. Most of the marine works are complete and the commissioning works begin, especially after the successful operation of the first main power transformer.

This new SWRO plant and its involved facilities are being developed to comprise an advanced pre-treatment, double-pass reverse osmosis SWRO technology, post-treatment process, and storage facilities that are connected to the water network. The plant is scheduled for operation in Q1 2021 to meet the reserve margin criterion set for peak water requirement for 2021 and beyond.

Al Tayer highlighted the importance of making to the highest standards of safety, health, and security and delivering a high-quality project on time.

DEWA’s initiative of decoupling water production and electricity generation using a mix of clean energy including solar power and waste heat will enable Dubai to increase global clean water desalination goal for using clean energy to produce desalinated water. By 2030, 100percent of desalinated water will be produced by a mix of clean energy that uses both renewable energy and waste heat.


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