|11 September, 2019

UAE's FEWA completes $408mln water and electricity projects in northern regions

35 water projects completed

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction continues on the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, April 14, 2015.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction continues on the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, April 14, 2015.

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ABU DHABI - Over the past five years, the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, has completed 35 water projects across the northern regions of the country at a cost of more than AED1 billion. A further AED500 million in electricity projects were also completed in the area between 2018 and 2019.

Fifty electric vehicle charging stations have also been installed in the northern region, with medium speed stations made available in shopping malls and hospitals. A number of express charging stations - which charge vehicles within 20 to 45 minutes - were installed at petrol stations and highways.

The official noted that to meet growing demand for drinking water, expansion plans are currently underway at FEWA's Ras Al Khaimah’s Ghalilah Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant. The facility helps economise wasted energy by more than 24% and currently produces nearly 15 million gallons of desalinated water per day.

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