Fewa rolls out plans to meet increasing water demand

Fewa rolls out plans to meet  increasing water demand
It also has plans to construct a desalination plant in Al Zawra, Ajman, with a total capacity of 30 million gallons per day.

Dubai - Fewa has qualified 13 consortiums to bid for the construction of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain with a capacity of 45 million gallons per day, Khaleej Times has learnt.



The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) announced its plans to procure the need of water through an Independent Water Project (IWP) or by self-financing sea water reverse osmosis plants .
Fewa has qualified 13 consortiums to bid for the construction of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain with a capacity of 45 million gallons per day, Khaleej Times has learnt.
"Fewa will also bid to increase the capacity of Ghalila plant in Ras Al Khaimah from 15 million gallons per day to 45 million gallons per day," according to an official.
It also has plans to construct a desalination plant in Al Zawra, Ajman, with a total capacity of 30 million gallons per day, he added.
"Fewa is tapping on the increasing demand for water, studying the opportunities to export water at competitive prices. This is due to production efficiency of the new plants and the construction capacities of up to 250 million gallons per day.
"The authority wishes to clarify that the only contract for water purchase that was signed with Utico was signed in 2012, to supply 6 million gallons of water per day for a period of ten years. The contract is to end in 2022, and the authority has no plans to increase the quantity purchased from Utico or to extend the current agreement."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com
 


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