Taqa awards Dh900m contract for recycled water distribution
Abu Dhabi National Energy Company's (Taqa) subsidiary Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) has awarded projects worth up to Dh900 million to expand the company's recycled water distribution programme.
The two new projects will, upon completion, have a combined capacity to transmit approximately 85 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of recycled water - enough to irrigate more than 3.5 million palm trees.
The programme's expansion will significantly increase the use of recycled water beyond municipal landscaping to include commercial and agricultural operations. Following completion of the projects, approximately 4,000 farms could benefit from the supply of recycled water, which would further support the program's objectives to optimize the use of desalinated water, prevent the depletion of ground water resources and divert more recycled water towards a wider range of uses.
Omar Abdulla Alhashmi, executive director of Transmission and Distribution at Taqa, said: "We are particularly focused on the goals outlined in the national strategies for energy and water supply, which anticipate an increase in demand and the deployment of more clean technologies and sustainable methods of service delivery. The expansion of ADDC's recycled water distribution program plays a key role in Taqa's transformative impact on Abu Dhabi's utilities sector - across the value chain and for decades to come."
Saeed Mohamed Al-Suwaidi, managing director of ADDC, said that by implementing practical and sustainable solutions that optimise desalinated water usage and protect precious ground water resources, ADDC will continue to reinforce the Emirate's strategic approach to achieving water and environmental sustainability.
Today's recycled water expansion follows the announcement of Taqa's successful transaction with ADPower on July 1, 2020, which created the UAE's third largest publicly listed company by market capitalization and a top-10 utility player in the EMEA region by regulated assets.