|04 November, 2018

Abu Dhabi studying tenders for developing Taweelah desalination plant

Seven offers were received and opened

Image used for illustrative purpose. Detail of Filtering System in Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Plant

Image used for illustrative purpose. Detail of Filtering System in Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Plant

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DUBAI- Abu Dhabi's Department of Energy said on Sunday it was studying tenders for developing the Taweelah desalination plant.

Seven offers were received and opened, the department said in a statement, adding that "it expects to register the lowest production cost of 8.26 dirhams ($2.25) per 1,000 gallons".

ACWA Power, Engie, Sumitomo, Marubeni, Veolia, Valoriza, Utico, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Orascom Construction, Samsung Engineering Co, Acciona Agua, Pal Group, Suez International, Sojitz and Besix SA are among the companies taking part in the bidding consortiums, it said.

($1 = 3.6726 UAE dirham)

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli Editing by Gareth Jones) ((maher.chmaytelli@thomsonreuters.com; +9647901917030;))

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