Aquatech completes reverse osmosis desalination plant at Ghalilah, UAE

US-based water purification technology provider Aquatech has successfully completed construction of seawater reverse osmosis based desalination facility for the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) in Ghalilah, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

The facility has a water production capacity for 15 million Imperial gallons per day (MIGD) and was commissioned in March this year.

Aquatech is the engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contractor for the water treatment facility, which is expected to help conserve ground water.

"We are especially pleased to have a continuing role through operations supervision and support of this landmark facility."

The plant is expected to assist the country in fulfilling its target to reduce its dependence on ground water sources by 90% within the next two years.

Besides the core treatment system for the facility, Aquatech has delivered the seawater intake, ultra filtration, post-treatment, and a DCS system for performance enhancement and data monitoring.

The firm has also delivered dissolved air flotation technology for the plant which can protect it from harmful algal blooms (HABs).

This facility was worth around $82m and is FEWA's largest desalination plant to date.



Aquatech will also support FEWA in supervising operations at the facility.

FEWA director general Mohammed Mohammed Saleh said: "This facility is a pioneer plant in term of the latest technologies that were used, which enables FEWA to save millions of Dirhams in term of reducing power consumption."

Aquatech Middle East manager Riad Dib said: "In addition to achieving high energy efficiency, this desalination plant is significant on many levels and Aquatech is proud to have supplied it to FEWA, in all aspects from intake to outfall, and from design through commissioning.

"We are especially pleased to have a continuing role through operations supervision and support of this landmark facility."

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