DUBAI - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received 29 expressions of interest (EOIs) to implement the first phase of its 120 Million Gallons Per Day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Plant (SWRO) Project using the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model.

This is the first project implemented by DEWA using the IWP model, which will run in phases during 2025 and 2026.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, highlighted that DEWA uses clean solar power to desalinate seawater using the latest Reverse Osmosis (RO) technologies, which consume less energy. This supports the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036.

“We support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable development in Dubai, in line with the integrated strategy for managing water resources in Dubai 2030, and using the latest technologies and innovative solutions."

"According to our plans, 100 percent of desalinated water will be produced by a mix of clean energy that uses both renewable energy and waste heat. This will allow Dubai to exceed global targets for using clean energy to desalinate water. Increasing the operational efficiency in decoupling desalination from electricity production will save around AED 13 billion and reduce carbon emissions by 2030,” Al Tayer added.

DEWA has appointed a consortium of companies, including Deloitte, WSP and Addleshaw Goddard, to provide consultancy services for the desalination project at the Hassyan complex.