The UAE is leading the region in establishing desalination plants with an investment value of Dh4.75 billion ($1.3 billion), distributed over two desalination plants operating by reverse osmosis system across the region, said a report by BNC, the research and business networking company.

The major projects include Taweelah plant in Abu Dhabi, scheduled to be completed in the the fourth quarter of 2022, and the plant at Jebel Ali in Dubai, scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of next year, stated the report issued ahead of a key industry summit.

The Mena Desalination Projects conference will be held from March 10 to 11 under the theme “Evaluating Innovations in Desalination for Current & Future Projects” in Abu Dhabi.