Sharjah consider to establish three new desalination plants

  • Monday 11, March 2019 10:43 AM
  • Sharjah consider to establish three new desalination plants
Sharjah24: Eng. Essam Al Mulla, Director of Water Department at Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), said on the sidelines of Mena Desalination Projects Conference which kicked off Sunday in Abu Dhabi, that the low cost of producing solar energy has created new opportunities for the development of the desalination sector, compared with the price of conventional energy, explained that the cost of producing a cubic meter of desalinated water is 50 cents using modern technologies based on clean energy.
Al Mulla also expressed the cooperation between University of Sharjah and SEWA to launch the Bachelor's program in Water and Desalination Engineering next year, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East. Added that will serve all fields of water desalination and energy through the rehabilitation of national cadres capable of managing the sector efficiently, according to the highest international standards.

Al Mulla revealed that the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority is considering to establish three new desalination plants reverse osmosis, with a production capacity of 40 million gallons.

Al Mulla announced that the Emirate's total desalinated water is 115 million gallons per day, of which 50 million gallons are produced by thermal energy, pointed out that the Authority has a strategic plan to replace 4 substations plants, to gradually desalinate the water by 2035 and replace it with clean-energy plants, which will provide more than 60% of the producing cost desalinated water compared to conventional energy.