Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has recently awarded an international company with an advisory services contract to develop a new plant to desalinate seawater by using reverse osmosis at the Jebel Ali Power Station (JAPS). This is a key factor to achieve the Dubai Plan 2021.
DEWA is working to fulfil its development objectives, to enhance the operational efficiency of its water networks, to meet the ever-increasing demand for water, and contribute to sustainable development in Dubai.
“The advisory services contract is worth AED16.3 million, with the desalination to have a total capacity of 40 million gallons per day, to be operational by April 2020,” said Mr. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“In Dubai our production capacity is 470 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD), 25 MIGD is produced using reverse osmosis (RO) technology. In Dubai, most of the plants use MSF technology, and only 6% use RO. MSF desalination is powered by the waste heat and is therefore fuel-free. This means that its carbon footprint is zero,” concluded Mr. Al Tayer.