Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) revealed, in a statement, that its subsidiary, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), assigned two projects to extend its recycled water separation program, the project value is AED 900 million.
Two new projects will, upon completion, have a combined capacity to transmit around 85 million imperial gallons per day of recycled water, which will be spent in irrigation of more than 3.5 million palm trees. These two new projects will, collectively, hold the laying of around 150 kilometers of pipelines in two phases, with the first 30 MIGD pipeline project slated for completion by Q3 2021 and the second 55 million imperial gallons per day project slated for Q4 2021. The program’s spread will significantly increase the use of recycled water beyond municipal landscaping to include commercial and agricultural operations. Following the completion of the projects, around 4,000 farms could benefit from the supply of recycled water, which would further support the program’s objectives to optimize the use of desalinated water, stop the depletion of groundwater resources, and turn more recycled water towards a wider range of uses. This phase of ADDC’s recycled water distribution program constructs on its announcement in January, when the company starts transmitting capacity of 4.4 MIGD of recycled water for landscaping watering on Saadiyat Island, through a new transmission scheme supplied from the current network on Yas Island. Now, ADDC’s extended transmission infrastructure will serve commercial and agricultural customers along the outskirts of the city of Abu Dhabi.
Our extended recycled water program directly supports TAQA’s vision for a future in which we are not only a sustainable, credible, and efficient supplier of water but an organization whose operations directly contribute to the realization of the UAE’s broader sustainability and environmental goals. Said Omar Abdulla Alhashmi, Executive Director of Transmission and Distribution at TAQA. ADDC’s recycled water delivery program plays an integral role in meeting the objectives set forth in the UAE’s Water Security Strategy 2036 Said H.E. Saeed Mohamed Al-Suwaidi, Managing Director of ADDC.