Taweelah Reverse Osmosis (RO), the RO water desalination plant located in Abu Dhabi, will begin early commercial operations in the first quarter of 2022, by providing 100 million gallons per day (MGD), reported WAM, citing a top government official.
The plant will commence full commercial operations by the end of this year, providing 200 MGD, said Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) CEO, Othman Al Ali.
According to him, the Taweelah plant will be 44% bigger than the world’s current largest low carbon water desalination plant.
Two other projects are currently being developed by Ewec as part of the company’s strategic focus on low carbon water desalination.
One of these projects is Mirfa 2 (M2) Reverse Osmosis (RO) Independent Water Project, which is located next to the existing Mirfa Plant. Once complete, it will supply 80 million gallons of water per day.
The other project is the Shuweihat S4 Reverse Osmosis (RO) Independent Water Project which will produce a further 70 million gallons of water per day. Shuweihat S4 will be located next to the existing Shuweihat S3 IPP Project, within the Shuweihat power and water complex.
Al Ali confirmed that Ewec will also continue to lead the development and implementation of world-leading renewable and low carbon technology projects.
Ewec Al Dhafra Solar PV (photovoltaic) project, in which Abu Dhabi will be the home of the new world’s largest single-site solar plant once operational, will provide an additional installed capacity of 2 gigawatts, enough to power 160,000 households.