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DEWA invites firms to apply for Dubai desalination project

Expressions of interest sought for 120 million imperial gallons per day Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis project

DEWA invites firms to apply for Dubai desalination project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has invited companies to apply for expression of interests for the 120 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) project.

Based on the independent water producer (IWP) model, the deadline to apply is July 9 for what will be DEWA’s first IWP project.

In May, DEWA appointed a consortium including Ernst & Young (E&Y), CMS, and WSP as advisors to the project.

"We are currently building production plants based on reverse osmosis system that demands less energy than plants based on multi-stage flash distillation, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

DEWA said it has adopted the IWP system for the Hassyan desalination plant following the success of the IPP model at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. 

The SWRO project is expected to commence production in 2023, and will enhance DEWA’s water transmission network, ensuring it provides a sustainable supply, DEWA added.

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