According to TotalEnergies, the 17-megawatt peak solar project will be the first of its kind to be installed in the region. It produces annually over 30,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green electricity, or more than a third of the desalination plant’s daily consumption, enabling it to avoid close to 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions.Source)
Water and Electricity Company (WEC) pre-qualified companies for Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant – Saudi Arabia
Qualified as lead and technical suppliers are Acwa Power, Acciona Agua, Cobra, Engie, FCC Aqualia, JGC, Marubeni Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., Suez, Sumitomo Corp., Valoriza, and Veolia; and qualified as technical suppliers, Bahr Rawafid, SNC Lavalin, and Marafiq.
The proposed 380,000 m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant will be located in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast, 137 kilometres north of Jazan, and will be powered off the grid. The concession agreement is expected to cover 25 years.
Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station today turned on its temporary mobile groundwater desalination plant, which will ease the pressure on the City of Cape Town’s water supply. “When the City of Cape Town called on the people of the Western Cape to address the water issue, we had to respond with a sustainable solution as a responsible corporate citizen,” Velaphi Ntuli, Koeberg Power Station manager said. Ntuli explained: “The desalination plant is part of Koeberg’s three-pronged water management strategy to address the current water shortages in the Western Cape while ensuring that the plant is able to provide safe […]
Scientists are looking for new ways to desalinate water using energy resources that reduce dependence on dwindling fossil fuels
The Middle East relies heavily on fossil fuels to drive modern desalination technologies that are used to grow food. Currently only 1 percent of desalinated water comes from renewable resources. Intermittent or low energy supplies are a problem for agricultural settings, where grid networks may not always stretch. Better ways to capture and store renewable energy resources could increase the sustainability of using desalinated water, making it cheaper and easier to use. “This is a moment of innovation. You can see that in Saudi Arabia, in Oman, in the Emirates and […]
Acwa Power, Veolia and Oman-based Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company (DIDIC) has been awarded the Salalah Independent Water Project in Oman
Acwa Power, a major developer and operator of power and desalinated water plants, said its consortium with French water and energy management company Veolia and Oman-based Dhofar International Development and Investment Holding Company (DIDIC) has been awarded the Salalah Independent Water Project in Oman. The project is being procured by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC (OPWP) under a build-own-operate framework on the back of a 20-year Water Purchase Agreement. Dhofar Desalination Company, the project company, will be owned by Acwa Power, Veolia Middle East and Dhofar International Development & Investment Holding (Didic). The plant, to be located […]