Jan 24 2012
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Tahnoun opens Al Saad Wastewater Treatment Plant
Al Ain, 24th Jan. 2012 (WAM) . H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region inaugurated yesterday the operation of the Al Saad Wastewater Treatment Plant after the successful completion of the plant construction and commissioning phases. The project is part of Al Ain master development strategy 2030.Sheikh Tahnoun said President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, lend the basic services including water, power, roads and sewage, proper attention. The inauguration took place in the presence of officials from governmental organizations and guests from across the region. The ceremony included a tour of the Al Saad Wastewater Treatment Plant and its facilities. The AED 365 million Al Saad Plant is one of the two plants that constitute ISTP1 (Independent Sewage Treatment Plant), the first privatization project in the wastewater sector in UAE. ISTP1 is a 25 year concession granted by Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company ( ADSSC ) under which Al Etihad Biwater Waste Water Company is required to build, own and operate two wastewater treatment plants at Al Wathba and Al Saad, and to transfer, at the end of the concession term, the two plants to ADSSC . Al Etihad Biwater Waste Water Company is a private joint stock company owned by Al Etihad Wastewater Company (a public joint stock company established by the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Emirates Utilities Water and Partner LLC. Al Saad Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to treat a maximum capacity of 92,000 m3/day; today, the flows processed and treated at the Plant are in the range of 80,000 m3/day. The Al Wathba Plant, has a maximum capacity of 345,000 m3/day and is at its final commissioning stage. In addition to the tertiary treatment level, Al Saad Plant is characterized by its cogeneration facility which uses the biogas generated by the anaerobic digestion of the sludge to produce 27 % of the energy required for the operation of the plant; an environmentally friendly and a unique feature of energy saving in UAE. Health, safety and environmental initiatives have been fundamental to the project. One example is the Hypochlorite used for disinfection, which is generated on site from Sodium Chloride (Table Salt), thus reducing the hazards associated with the handling and transportation of toxic chlorine gas; another first in the region. The construction was carried out by a consortium comprised of Kharafi National KSC (KN) and UK's Biwater International Limited (BIL). Al Saad project is exemplary in its innovative methods to drive and promote Kharafi National's environmental and corporate social responsibility strengthening its position as the regional leader in the wastewater sector.
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