SEWA opens new Desalination Plant in Hamriyah to meet Sharjah's water needs

Posted on 17th June 2014

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) opened a new water desalination plant with a capacity of 20 million gallons per day in the Hamriyah area. Designed to meet the increasing demand for water in Sharjah, the project cost DH446  million, according to news reports.

Dr Rashid Obaid Juma Al Leem, Chairman of Sewa, explained that the execution of these vital projects comes in line with the visionary instructions of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to keep pace with the ongoing industrial and constructional boom witnessed in Sharjah.

Sewa has also carried out a Dh140 million project for construction of deep sea water intake and a pump house to feed the new plant. Another Dh50 million project was also carried out on the Hamriyah – Saja’a main water line of 35km to pump the product of the new plant to the water system.

Al Leem added that the new plant is one of the strategic projects initiated by SEWA to achieve two main targets, one was to meet the water requirements of the industrial expansions by Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Emirates Industrial City and the other target was to enable Sewa to provide all areas of Sharjah with water as the new plant will serve Zubair, Rahmaniyah, Saja’a, Shunoof and other areas.

The Hamriyah Station for Power Generation and Water Desalination was designed with capacity of 2,500 MW of electricity and 140MIGD (million imperial gallons per day) of water to meet the present and future requirements for power and water in Sharjah city. Once the ongoing projects are completed, Hamriyah power station will become a key station of Sewa for power generation and water production.

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