Jebel Ali SWRO plant project on track for Q1 operations

79% of the work had been completed

  
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that more than 79 per cent of the work had been completed on its Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex and the project's main buildings were in the finishing stages.
 
One of the main complexes providing Dubai with reliable, efficient, and high-quality electricity and water services, it is scheduled for operation in the first quarter next year.
 
The Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant will boast a total production capacity of 40 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD).
 
The new plant and its associated facilities are being developed to include an advanced pre-treatment, double-pass reverse osmosis SWRO technology, post-treatment process and storage facilities that are connected to the water network, stated Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
 
He was speaking after inspecting the progress of the Seawater Reverse Osmosis, SWRO, Desalination Plant’s construction at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex.
 
Dewa had awarded the AED 871 million contract for the construction of the SWRO-based desalination plant to a joint venture comprising Acciona Agua SA and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX), he noted.
 
Most of the marine work is complete and the commissioning work has started, especially after the successful operation of the first main power transformer.
 
According to him, this project supports Dewa’s decoupling of water production and power generation by using electricity generated from solar power for desalination using SWRO technology.
 
These big solar projects launched by Dewa achieved several times the lowest Levelised Cost of solar power globally and contributed to reducing the global costs of generating electricity from solar power.
 
He said Dewa’s initiative of decoupling water production and electricity generation using a mix of clean energy comprising solar power and waste heat will enable Dubai to exceed global clean water desalination targets for using clean energy to produce desalinated water.
 
By 2030, 100 percent of desalinated water will be produced by a mix of clean energy that uses both renewable energy and waste heat, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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