Utico said work is moving at a steady pace on Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis project which is slated for 50% completion by mid-2022.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is the project shareholder along with Utico, a leading private utility company in the UAE, and 100% offtaker of the water from the largest Independent Water Project (IWP) in Dubai.
The 120 MIGD Phase 1 project being built includes facilities for expansion to 240 million gallons a day and is slated for completion in the coming years, Utico said.
The project billed as the most Sustainable Desal Project in the region, and path breaking for its design, power consumption and sustainability, has done dry financial closing and has achieved major milestones for construction environmental permit, engineering, with contractors working hard to meet project progress schedules. It also boasts world’s lowest water tariff.
According to Utico, the $450 million project overall, includes a 600 million gallons per day seawater intake system for Phase 1 and Phase 2, 2x 132KV substations, 120 million gallons of potable storage tanks, dissolved air floatation systems, multimedia filters, self-cleaning filters and sustainability aspects such as solar PV system and economizers along with one- of-its-kind re-use and low chemicals use system.
Utico said this has also resulted in the project committing to install the region’s only state-of- the-art Marine Research Centre which has embedded programs such as breed and release for indigenous species propagation, as well as mangrove and coral reef growth in the surrounding areas such as Dubai water front project, and is capable to also support other sustainability programmes of Dubai. The economics of the project has also been uniquely designed to meet the requirements.
The contractor, Green EPC, has mobilized in its unique way of innovative green solutions to complete the project in an environmentally sustainable manner deploying waste management, solar, LED lighting and paperless transactions as a resource usage efficiency, it added.