Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has invited developers to send in their bids for the advisory services contract for phase 2 of its seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) facility in Hassyan by July 19, reports MEED.
DEWA has stipulated a proposal to develop two additional phases of the Hassyan SWRO complex. The first phase will be completed by 2029 and the second one in 2030.
The Hassyan phase 2 independent water project (IWP) is expected to have a design capacity of 60 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD).
The 120 Million Gallons Per Day (MIGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Plant (SWRO) Project was first tendered in October 2019. A year later, in May 2020, DEWA retendered the project.
The project is DEWA’s first Independent Water Producer (IWP) model project. The Project was to be developed in two phases, with the commissioning date for the first 60-MIGD phase, block A, scheduled for April 2023, and the operation date for the second 60-MIGD phase, block B, planned for August 2023.
"The project supports the vision of the wise leadership, to promote sustainable development. We are building production plants based on Reverse Osmosis (RO) which requires less energy than the Multi-stage Flash Distillation (MSF) based plants, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination. DEWA aims to produce 100% of desalinated water by a mix of clean energy and waste heat,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The project is part of DEWA’s strategy to increase the water desalination capacity in Dubai. DEWA is currently desalinating water through the joint production of energy and water using efficient MSF distillation technology, which depends on waste heat created by the production of electricity for water desalination. DEWA also uses RO to desalinate water, a proven technology that is also used around the world, to absorb a considerable amount of generated power by clean energy,” added Al Tayer.
Dewa appointed the UK’s EY as lead and financial adviser, UK-based CMS as legal adviser and Canada’s WSP as technical adviser.
MEED informs that Utico has yet to reach a financial close on the first Hassyan IWP project.