DEWA invites EOIs for Hassyan sea water RO project

DEWA hassanDubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has released an invitation for expression of interests (EOIs) for the 120mn imperial gallons per day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) project

DEWA has invited the interested companies that work based on the independent water producer (IWP) model for the project.

This project will be DEWA’s first IWP project and the deadline to apply for the EOI is 9 July 2019.

In May 2019, DEWA appointed a consortium including Ernst & Young (E&Y), CMS, and WSP as advisors to the project.

“This project supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable development,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

“We are currently building production plants based on reverse osmosis (RO) system that demands less energy than plants based on multi-stage flash distillation (MSF), making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination,” Al Tayer added.

“DEWA is desalinating water through the joint production of energy and water by using efficient MSF distillation technology, which depends on waste heat created by the production of electricity for water desalination. DEWA uses RO to desalinate water, a proven technology that is also used around the world to absorb a considerable amount of generated power through clean energy,” noted Al Tayer.

DEWA has adopted the IWP 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. The SWRO project is expected to commence production in 2023 and the SWRO desalination plant will use the latest technologies in this field. The plant is set to enhance DEWA’s water transmission network, ensuring it provides a sustainable supply.

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