UAE’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei has inaugurated Phase 1 of the Umm Al Quwain water desalination plant.
The plant will provide water using marine environment and water desalination standards and has been implemented with high efficiency in delivering an environmental footprint, a report by UAE’s state-run news agency Wam confirmed.
The plant is being built on 250,000 m2 at the cost of around USD 600M (AED 2.2bn).
Al Mazrouei said, while inaugurating the first phase of the project, that it will produce 50 million imperial gallons per daily (MIGD), while the total production capacity will reach 150 MIGD once commissioned.
He added: “With the inauguration of the first phase, two tanks with a capacity of 30 million gallons each will be operated.”
Based on Reverse Osmosis Technology, the project is expected to be commercially operational in the third quarter of 2022.
The project is part of the UAE’s efforts to optimise water production and meet the increasing demand.