Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed a consortium of companies as advisors on its Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) project which aims to produce 120 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD).
Ernst & Young, CMS, and WSP have been hired for the project which is DEWA’s first independent water producer (IWP) model venture.
DEWA adopted the system for the Hassyan desalination plant following the success of the independent power producer (IPP) model at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects.
The SWRO project is expected to commence production in 2023, DEWA said in a statement.
Advisory services provided by the consortium include reviewing existing UAE legislation and regulatory framework, tender document preparation, water purchase agreement, and financial closure with the developer.
The scope also includes the preparation of a project marketing plan, participating in marketing activities, and local and international roadshows.
"We are building production plants based on reverse osmosis which requires less energy than that multi-stage flash distillation based plants, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
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