Metito wins contract to build second phase of Fujairah Port desalination plant

As per the terms of the contract, Metito will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the 3,500m3/day plant

Water and alternative energy management specialist Metito has been appointed by Fujairah Fresh Water Production Co to build the second phase of the Fujairah Port desalination plant.

According to Metito, the project is “significant” for Fujairah due to the port’s strategic location and sophisticated infrastructure, which enables businesses across the region to expand their commercial footprints, both locally and internationally.

The project award was announced following a competitive bid, and the project is set to be completed in less than a year, the firm noted.

In March 2022, Metito said it secured a $120mn sustainability-linked loan to support its sustainable ambitions.

“Fujairah port has developed significantly to become a strategic location with world-class facilities, and it continues to improve and grow to meet the exciting and diverse demands of the future. We are pleased to collaborate with Metito again for the second phase of our project and trust their strong expertise in incorporating sustainability with innovation in the solution they have proposed for this project,” said Fujairah Fresh Water Productions Co Chairman Eng. Khamis Alnoon.

As per the terms of the contract, Metito will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the 3,500m3/day plant, interconnecting it seamlessly with the existing facilities to meet the growing demand for potable water.

Fady Juez, Managing Director of Metito added, “Fujairah port is one of the Middle East’s most important ports, and we are honored to play an instrumental role in supporting its vision to become a world-class multipurpose hub. For this second phase of the plant, we are utilising state-of-the-art, advanced technologies and with our high-value engineering we have devised a solution that achieves power optimisation, less operational cost and a greener overall project with less emissions.”

Later in March 2022, Metito was awarded a contract for the restoration of the 20 MIGD Hamriyah SWRO plant in Sharjah.

Metito developed Phase 1 of the Fujairah Port seawater desalination plant over twenty years ago, the capacity of 3000m3/d, via 2x1500m3/d streams.

Commenting on the project win, Ahmed Hayajnah Metito General Manager of Dubai, Northern Emirates, and Oman concluded, “The original project was in line with the stringent requirements of Fujairah Fresh Water Production Co, and its long-standing efficient operations is another testament to the sustainable nature of the solutions Metito has been providing for more than 65 years of successful operations across more than 53 countries in different geographies. We are honored to be part of this new project and look forward to its successful completion.”

In July 2022, Metito bagged the contract for Serbia’s first PPP water treatment project.

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