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Dewa invites EOIs for Dubai's 120 MIGD Hassyan SWRO plant

A consortium of EY, WSP, and CMS is working as advisor for the water plant, on which production will start in 2023

Dewa is developing Hassyan SWRO in Dubai.
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Dewa is developing Hassyan SWRO in Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is calling on companies to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) under the independent water producer (IWP) model for its 120 million imperial gallons per day Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) project, on which a consortium of Ernst & Young, WSP, and CMS is working as advisor.

The deadline to apply for the EOI is 9 July, 2019, with the project set to become Dewa’s first IWP development.

Dewa’s adoption of the IWP system for the Hassyan follows its success with the independent power producer model at Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. 

Production on the SWRO project is expected to commence in 2023.

Commenting on the development, Dewa's managing director and chief executive officer, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “This project supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable development.

"We are currently building production plants based on the reverse osmosis system, [which demand less] energy than plants based on multi-stage flash distillation technology, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination.”

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