DEWA had awarded the implementation of the $237m (AED871m) plant, with a production capacity of 40 Million Imperial Gallons of Water per Day (MIGD) of desalinated water, to a consortium led by Spain’s Acciona Agua and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX).

Commenting on this, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, said that DEWA continues implementing electricity and water infrastructure projects to keep pace with Dubai’s growth and demand.

He noted that the project is going as planned and is expected to be completed in Q4 of 2021 to maintain the surplus in production to meet the reserve margin for peak water demand.