Project will be the largest of its kind in the country, operating on reverse osmosis technology
The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) has announced that work is nearing completion on a new water desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain, which will have a capacity of 50 million gallons per day.
The project’s full capacity once all its phases are complete will be 150 million gallons per day, a statement from FEWA added. It is set to begin production by the end of 2021, added Mohammad Mohammad Saleh, the director general of FEWA, during a visit to the site, which will be the largest of its kind in the country, operating on reverse osmosis technology.
During his visit, Saleh met several officials and was briefed on the progress of the project. He highlighted the efforts made by the UAE government, stating that it has prioritised the water sector due to its importance in achieving the country’s overall sustainable development.
“We have implemented many related plans and projects in recent years, leading to its prominent international position in the field of water desalination, with daily production amounting to 1.5 billion gallons per day,” he noted.
Under the framework of the UAE Water Security Strategy, FEWA is launching a comprehensive series of projects related to the water sector, he added, pointing out that the total estimated cost of FEWA’s projects in the water sector is $544.4 million.