Dubai to raise desalinated water production to 750migd by 2030
Chief executive officer of Dewa says reverse osmosis technology will be used to increase production of desalinated water
Dubai will use reverse osmosis (RO) technology to expand the production capacity of desalinated water by 305 million imperial gallons per day (migd), increasing the total capacity to 750migd by 2030, said managing director and chief executive officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, during his opening remarks at the International Desalination Association (IDA) Leaders' Summit on the second day of the IDA World Congress being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Dicec).
According to state news agency, Wam, Al Tayer commented on desalination efforts, saying that Dewa is meeting the growing demand in Dubai with a capacity of 11,400mw of electricity and 470migd of desalinated water.
Al Tayer said: “We are currently desalinating water through combined cycle co-generation, which is efficient and depends on using waste heat created by the production of electricity for water desalination.”
“Dewa conducted a study to improve water production and analysed the economic and technical feasibility of adopting seawater RO technology to produce water using cheap and clean energy in our planned water production expansion. The DEWA adopts a clear strategy to ensure that by 2030, the total energy required to meet the demand for Dubai's desalinated water will be generated 100 percent from clean energy sources using a mix of clean energy and waste heat,” he added.