UWEC will supply the water to Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company (ADWEC), the procurement arm of the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA), which will then supply it to the emirate’s two distribution companies.

The water will be supplied from the first phase of the Qidfa power and desalination complex, which has capacity of 656 MW and 100 million g/d. The remaining 10 million g/d will be delivered to the northern emirates. A second-phase of expansion is planned, which will add some 1,000 MW and 100 million g/d of new capacity. The consultant is Germany’s Fichtner(MEED 25:7:03).