Hyundai Engg. awards Degremont US$ 147 mn contract to build RO Desal Plant at Mirfa IWPP Abu Dhabi
Posted on 3rd November 2014
Degrémont, a subsidiary of Suez Environment, has been selected by Hyundai Engineering & Construction to build the reverse osmosis sea water desalination plant at the Mirfa Independent Water and Power Project (Mirfa IWPP) in Abu Dhabi.
Degremont's €117 million (US$ 147 million) contract covers the design and construction of the facility which will have a daily capacity of 140,000 cubic meters.
It will be equipped with SeaDaf™ filtration technology to pre-treat the water from the Arabian Gulf, which is turbid and rich in algae, with a double reverse osmosis treatment for its desalination. It will be followed by a second contract of seven years for the RO plant’s operation and maintenance awarded to Degrémont by the Mirfa International Power & Water Company for a total amount of € 29 million (US$ 36.5 million).
Located 160 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi, the Mirfa IWPP comprising the desalination plant will supply 240,000 cubic meters per day of drinking water and 1,600 megawatts of electricity to respond to the region’s growing demand for drinking water and electricity. The choice of reverse osmosis desalination appears to be a sustainable solution to the region’s challenges with regard to water stress and conserving resources.
The Mirfa IWPP was awarded to GDF Suez by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA). Degrémont is also part of a joint venture with Oman's Al Ansari Trading Entreprise to design and operate a 18,000 cubic meters per day capacity wastewater treatment plant in Muscat under a US$ 62.9 million contract, according to news reports on Construction Week Online.com.
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