BREAKING: Northern Emirates utility invites interest for two desalination projects

12 July 2018
Plants will have a combined total capacity of 75 million imperial gallons a day

The Federal Electricity & Water Authority (Fewa), utilities provider for UAE’s Northern Emirates, has invited contractors to submit expressions of interest for two desalination plants which will have a combined total capacity of 75 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).

Fewa has invited contractors to express interest for a 30 MIGD seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant at Ghallilah in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, and a 45 MIGD plant at a site located close to the Emirates Modern Industrial Area in the Umm al-Quwain emirate.

The client is seeking to appoint a contractor for each project to design, supply and install the two desalination projects on a turnkey basis. Contractors have until 23 July to submit expressions of interest to the client.

The desalination plants are part of Fewa’s efforts to boost its own desalination capacity and reduce the Northern Emirates' reliance on imports from Abu Dhabi.

MEED reported in June that Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power was Fewa's preferred bidder to develop a 45 MIGD desalination plant at Umm al-Quwain, under the independent water producer (IWP) model.

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