Fewa completes utility projects worth $408m in Northern UAE
Eight water storage facilities, 24 water transmission, distribution systems were installed, old water networks were replaced
The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) has completed 35 water projects worth $408.4m (AED1.5bn) across the northern regions of the UAE over the last five years, with the utility provider having also spent $136.1m (AED500m) on electricity projects in the same region area between 2018 and 2019.
Speaking about the projects to UAE's state-held news agency, Wam on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress, a senior Fewa official said that the projects included the installation of eight water storage facilities with a capacity of 63 million gallons, in addition to 24 water transmission and distribution systems.
Additionally, the project comprised replacement of old water networks, and construction of a number of power transmission and distribution stations.
Fewa had also installed 50 electric vehicle charging points in the northern regions, and medium-speed stations in malls and hospitals, in addition to a number of express charging stations that can charge vehicles within 20 to 45 minutes were installed at petrol stations and highways.
According to the official, Fewa has been looking to expand its Ras Al Khaimah-based Ghalilah Reverse Osmosis desalination plant — which currently produces 15 million gallons of desalinated water per day — in a bid to meet the growing demand for water in the emirate.