Dubai approves $354m sewage plant works

Second phase of Jebel Ali treatment plant gets go ahead

PHOTO: The capacity of the expanded sewage plant will more than double to 675,000 cubic metres per day. Image for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Shutterstock

The second phase of a sewage treatment plant in Jebel Ali in Dubai has been given the go ahead, according to the UAE state news agency WAM.

The expansion, which will be undertaken at a cost of AED1.3 billion ($354m), was approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said the expanded plant will serve around 1.35 million people.

“The Jebel Ali Plant is equipped with the advanced tools in the field of sewage treatment, and its final cost will touch AED2.849 billion, with a capacity of about 675,000 cubic metres per day instead of the current 300,000 cubic metres produced by the plant.”

Lootah said the plant will not need further expansion until 2025. “The plant is environmentally friendly and does not pollute the surrounding area, efficiently removes phosphate from water, and uses environmentally friendly methods to produce fertilisers,” he said.

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