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Dewa issues RFP to 9 bidders for Hassyan desalination plant project

Out of 34 request for qualification (RFQ) documents, Dewa has shortlisted nine to submit proposals by 31 January, 2020

Dewa issues RFP to 9 bidders for Hassyan desalination plant project [representational image]
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Dewa issues RFP to 9 bidders for Hassyan desalination plant project [representational image]

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to nine qualified bidders for the Hassyan 120migd sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant, which will be Dewa’s first water desalination project that uses the independent water producer (IWP) model.

The SWRO project is expected to start operations in 2023, and will provide a sustainable supply for Dewa’s water network.

Commenting on the project, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “The project is part of Dewa’s strategy to increase the water desalination capacity in Dubai to 750migd, from 470migd. Dewa is currently desalinating water through the joint production of electricity and water, using efficient MSF distillation technology, which depends on waste heat created by the production of electricity for water desalination.”

Al Tayer added: “Dewa also uses RO to desalinate water, a proven technology that is also used around the world, which is ideal for the large production capacity from clean energy.”

To date, Dewa has received 34 request for qualification (RFQ) documents for the 120migd SWRO-IWP project. Subsequently, Dewa evaluated them and shortlisted nine pre-qualified bidders to submit their proposals. The closing date to submit the bids is 31 January, 2020.

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