Acwa Power consortium emerges as preferred bidders for SWRO desalination IWP in Umm Al Qaiwain
Posted on 19th June 2018
According to *Tradearabia news report, a consortium led by Saudi-based Acwa Power and Tecton Engineering and Construction has emerged as the preferred bidder for a 45 million imperial gallons per day sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination independent water project in the UAE emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain.
The appointment of the preferred bidder by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) follows a tender exercise and evaluation of bids.
Fewa will now commence a final round of contract discussions with a view to achieve the financial close and ancillary documents within the third quarter of 2018, said a top official.
"This is the first Fewa's desalination plant in co-operation with the private sector and the Authority intends to commence three other desalination plants following the same model which will be tendered before the end of this current year," stated the Director-General Mohammed Salah.
"As per a study conducted, the locations and capacity of the other three plants are defined. As per our strategic plan, Fewa will be totally independent and securing its water demand by 2022," he added.
*News source: http://tradearabia.com/news/CO...
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