First phase of $598m desalination plant in UAQ complete

Project is a key aspect of the National Water Security Strategy 2036

Construction of the first phase of the Umm Al Quwain Water Desalination Plant has been completed. The project is being developed over an area of 250,000sqm area and will produce 50m imperial gallons per day (MIGD), while the total production capacity of the plant will reach 150 MIGD, once commissioned.

Based on Reverse Osmosis Technology, the project is expected to be commercially operational in the third quarter of 2022. The project is being developed at a cost of $598m, the statement noted.

Announcing the opening of the key phase, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said the UAQ desalination plant is the largest in the country’s north, and will provide quality water using the best standards for the marine environment.

“With the inauguration of the first phase, two tanks with a capacity of 30m gallons each will be operated,” said Al Mazrouei.

He added that the project has been implemented with high efficiency in delivering an environmental footprint.

The minister expressed his delight at the project’s first phase being completed during the country’s celebrations of its Golden Jubilee, and the start of the production of the plant. It is one of the most critical projects that will achieve the objectives of the National Water Security Strategy 2036, the statement concluded.

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