Qatar’s Umm Al Houl desalination plant will see an artificial intelligence (AI) project run by Acciona optimise operations and achieve energy saving at the site, reducing carbon emissions.

The project is part of Acciona’s goals to reduce carbon emissions associated with its business activities and will be financed by the global regenerative and decarbonised solutions provider’s dedicated decarbonisation fund, making it one among only 14 projects in the world that have been chosen by Acciona for their potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

The Umm Al Houl Seawater Reverse Osmosis plant, which is scheduled to become operational next month, will use a state-of-the-art AI platform called Maestro, to optimise operations and achieve energy saving in particular, said a statement from Acciona.