Completion of 75% of the new water desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain


“Etihad Water and Electricity” continues its work in the new Umm Al Quwain plant, the largest plant of its kind in the region to desalinate sea water by reverse osmosis and independent product system

Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General of the Union Water and Electricity, said – in a statement to the Emirates News Agency “WAM” – that the completion rate at the station reached nearly 75%, according to data last April, when the first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed and the start of the project. The station is in actual production at a rate of 50 million gallons per day during the last quarter of this year 2021, pointing out that the total production capacity of the station will reach 150 million gallons per day after the completion of all phases of the project during the second half of next year 2022.

Saleh stressed that the station is one of the most important projects that will achieve water security in the UAE and the objectives of its national strategy, pointing out that it is designed according to the highest international standards in this field, and relies on the latest operating mechanisms and equipment such as electric motors equipped with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) technology. To reduce the consumption of energy used in production.

He revealed an integrated system of projects related to the water sector related to the station, including projects to raise storage capacity and increase pumping capacity, through the establishment of 3 distribution centers, a pumping station at Al-Khuraija, the expansion of the Al-Birarat pumping station, and transportation and distribution networks, at a total cost of about 1.2 billion dirhams. .

Saleh detailed these projects as follows: the Al-Khurija and Al Ghayl distribution centers in Ras Al Khaimah with a total capacity of 200 million gallons at a cost of 577 million dirhams, in addition to the sweet distribution center in Ajman with a capacity of 40 million gallons at a cost of 70 million dirhams. 60 million dirhams, and the expansion of the Brerat pumping station at a cost of 25 million dirhams.

Saleh pointed out that through the first phase of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year 2021, 30 million gallons will be transported and distributed daily from the station to the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, and 20 million gallons to the areas of Bateen Al Samar, Al Jazeera and Al Raffa in Ras Al Khaimah.

He pointed out that, in addition to the new water desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain and its related projects as indicated above, some other projects are planned to be implemented during the coming period, including a number of new extension projects and an expansion of existing networks in the various northern regions, at a total cost of about 200 million dirhams. .

He said: The company is currently working on a number of projects to extend transmission and distribution lines in all of its regions in the UAE, including 4 transmission lines from the new desalination plant, two of them to the Al-Khurija Distribution Center, passing through Al Ittihad Street and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street in Ras Al Khaimah along 42 km at a cost of 214 million dirhams, and a line to the Umm Al Quwain Distribution Center along Al Ittihad Street with a length of 33 km and a cost of 163 million dirhams, and the fourth to the Bateen Al Samar area passing through Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road with a length of 21 km and a cost of 75 million dirhams.

It is noteworthy that the new water desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain is being built on an area of ​​a quarter of a million square meters, and about 4,000 workers from various technical and administrative specializations work in the project. (wam)


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