Acciona organizes exploring sustainable solutions for water desalination – Qatar

With Qatar facing increasing challenges in water scarcity, the nation has turned to Reverse Osmosis desalination as a key strategy for securing potable water for its population. Since 2016, reverse osmosis plants have played a crucial role in Qatar’s water infrastructure, with ACCIONA leading this technological evolution. The event brought together esteemed experts and stakeholders to discuss advancements and future directions in water desalination, highlighting Qatar’s journey towards sustainable water management.

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Acciona organizes exploring sustainable solutions for water desalination – Qatar2024-03-23T03:24:45+01:00

The Umm Al Houl desalination plant in Qatar reaches one million hours without accidents – Doha, Qatar

The plant is part of a large-scale Integrated Water and Power Project (IWPP) that produces approximately 2,500 MW of electric power and can reach a daily total of 894,000 m3, including the production of MSF.

ACCIONA has been the main partner in the project, designing, constructing and operating it from 2017 to the present day. This reverse osmosis desalination plant has a total daily capacity of 894,000 m3 (in two phases) and represents a milestone in the world of desalination because it the first time that reverse osmosis technology has been applied on a large [
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The Umm Al Houl desalination plant in Qatar reaches one million hours without accidents – Doha, Qatar2022-12-11T23:09:47+01:00

QU academics author Gulf region’s first book on RO desalination – Qatar

Qatar University (QU) published the first book in the Gulf region on Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination.

‘Reverse Osmosis Systems: Design, Optimisation and Troubleshooting Guide’, is published by Elsevier, the largest science publisher.
Available online, the book is authored by Prof. Syed Javaid Zaidi, and co-authored with Haleema Saleem from the Center for Advanced Materials (CAM), QU.
Water security has been identified as one of the Grand Challenges of Qatar National Vision 2030.
“The book is an essential reference for professionals, researchers, and students in environmental engineering practices and related fields. [
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QU academics author Gulf region’s first book on RO desalination – Qatar2022-03-14T15:32:20+01:00

Final tests completed at Umm Al Houl expansion SWRO desalination plant in Qatar – Qatar

ACCIONA’s Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant at Umm Al Houl in Qatar has successfully reached a production of 282 million of liters per day, its full capacity, and has completed final tests ahead of schedule, the company has announced.

The Umm Al Houl Expansion (UHP Expansion) is part of a bigger Independent Water & Power project (IWPP) that includes an existing SWRO facility, a statement from ACCIONA says.

With the expansion, the twin RO desalination plants will produce 564 million of liters per day, making it [
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Final tests completed at Umm Al Houl expansion SWRO desalination plant in Qatar – Qatar2021-03-29T16:12:14+02:00

Acciona To Use Its Maestro AI Platform At Qatar Desalination Plant – Qatar

Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy giant Acciona won the contract for the design, construction, and O&M of the Umm Al Houl SWRO desalination plant in Qatar in 2015.

The plant will produce 564,000 m3 of desalinated water per day, enough to serve 1.1 million people, after the start-up of operations in April.

Acciona will fund an AI project at the facility from its dedicated decarbonization fund.

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Acciona To Use Its Maestro AI Platform At Qatar Desalination Plant – Qatar2021-03-17T16:29:12+01:00

AI optimising new Qatar desalination plant operations – Qatar

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 [
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AI optimising new Qatar desalination plant operations – Qatar2021-03-15T14:52:46+01:00

ACCIONA to finance “milestone” AI desalination plant in Qatar – Qatar

Sustainable infrastructure solution firm, ACCIONA, has revealed another milestone for the business by financing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) project at the Umm Al Houl desalination plant in Qatar.

Scheduled to become operational by April 2021, the Umm Al Houl desalination plant will use an AI platform called Maestro, to optimise operations and achieve energy savings.

The Maestro AI platform processes operational data in real-time to allow predictive, autonomous and continuous optimisation at scale. The firm said it is expected to deliver lower operational costs, while maximising output, plant reliability [
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ACCIONA to finance “milestone” AI desalination plant in Qatar – Qatar2021-03-10T15:10:32+01:00

Qatar seeks fresh bids for Facility E IWPP water and power project – Qatar

Bidding groups for Qatar’s planned Facility E independent water and power project (IWPP) have been asked by Kahramaa, the Qatari state utility to submit alternative prices by February 28 for a larger capacity power generation component.

Earlier last year, media reports said that bids had been received by Kahramaa from three groups for the Facility E IWPP project, with Japanese firms dominating the bid list.

The three bidders submitted final clarifications for original bids in November and have been invited to submit alternative proposals by February 28 for [
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Qatar seeks fresh bids for Facility E IWPP water and power project – Qatar2021-01-19T14:39:56+01:00

New hope on the horizon: cheaper water filtration – Qatar

The outcome of a new study on desalination breakthrough that could lead to cheaper water filtration is of immense relevance to countries including Qatar, dependent on desalination of seawater for their growing water needs.

Producing clean water at a lower cost could be on the horizon after researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State in the US solved a complex problem that has baffled scientists for decades, according to an article in journal Science.

Desalination membranes remove salt and other chemicals from water, [
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New hope on the horizon: cheaper water filtration – Qatar2021-01-04T15:59:29+01:00

Iran, Qatar discuss joining power grids through sea – Qatar

During the online meeting, the two sides also discussed a regional initiative for developing cooperation in the field of unconventional water resources, including seawater desalination and the use of treated wastewater.

As reported, the mentioned issue had been discussed and approved at a recent meeting of the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM) hosted by Tehran.

In this regard, Al-Kaabi announced his country’s readiness for participating in this initiative and suggested that regular meetings would be held in the region’s countries so that experts could exchange information on [
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Iran, Qatar discuss joining power grids through sea – Qatar2020-09-28T15:02:53+02:00
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