Utico has announced that the Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO), the record-breaking world’s lowest water tariff project (US$ 0.278/m3), is on course for timely completion.
The Phase 1 of the plant is currently being constructed and includes the necessary facilities for Phase 2, an expansion of 240m gallons per day that will make it the largest single-site desalination plant in Dubai and the world.
By mid-2022, the plant is to achieve 50% completion, according to Utico. The groundbreaking project is billed as the most Sustainable Desal Project in the region, and path-breaking for its design, power consumption and sustainability.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the project shareholder along with Utico and 100% offtaker of the water from the largest Independent Water Project (IWP) in Dubai.
The project is worth $450 million and will include a 600 million gallons per day seawater intake system for phase 1 and Phase 2, 2x 132KV substations, and 120 million gallons of potable water storage tanks. As well as Dissolved Air floatation systems, Multi Media filters, Self-Cleaning Filters and Sustainability aspects including such as Solar PV system and economizers along with one- of-its-kind re-use and low chemicals use system.