Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company, which is owned by owned by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) and Singapore’s Sembcorp, has opened bids to build a 30-35 million gallons a day desalination facility in Fujairah.

The following companies submitted bids (all figures in AED per thousand imperial gallons):

  • Abeima (Spain): 8.58
  • Acciona (Spain): 9.36
  • Degremont (France): 10.30
  • Veolia (France): 10.89
  • GE Water (US): 10.99
  • Cadagua (Spain): 11.49

The winning bidder will design, build and operate the reverse-osmosis seawater desalination project next to the existing Fujairah F1 independent water and power project (IWPP). The contract will run for 7 years post-construction.

The existing Fujairah F1 IWPP reached financial close in June 2004 and was completed in March 2009. The facility currently has a capacity of 785MW of power and 100 million gallons a day of water.

Construction of another IWPP also located in the emirate, Fujairah F2 was inaugurated on 9 May.