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|15 May, 2018

Saudi's Acwa Power nears Umm Al Qwain’s $272mln deal

The plant will have a desalination capacity of 45 million gallons of water per day.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker stands at a desalination plant, 35 lm south of Riyadh, May 4, 2011.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker stands at a desalination plant, 35 lm south of Riyadh, May 4, 2011.

REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed

Dubai – A consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power is close to winning the construction contract for Umm Al Qwain’s water purification plant, launched by the UAE’s Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA).

Acwa Power’s consortium offered the lowest price, $0.9158 per gallon, down 12% from the offer presented by Abdul Latif Jameel and the Besix consortium, according to MEED magazine.

The AED 1 billion plant will have a desalination capacity of 45 million gallons of water per day.

Source: Mubasher

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