The Emirates Water and Electricity Company and ACWA Power, have signed the water purchase agreement, for the world’s largest sea water reverse osmosis desalination plant to be constructed at Taweelah Power and Water Complex, 50 km north of Abu Dhabi. The Taweelah IWP will be the first stand-alone independent water project in Abu Dhabi.
The tariff offered by ACWA Power for the Al Taweelah IWP is the lowest achieved to date in the world for desalinated water. The project, when constructed, will also set another world record by utilizing the lowest amount of energy per gallon of water produced.
Construction of the project will commence in May 2019 with completion expected in October 2022. The plant is expected to deliver 909,200 cubic meter of water a day to support the industries and the community at Al Taweelah and the surrounding areas. The plant will also play a role in catering to Abu Dhabi’s peak water demand, which is expected to rise by 11% between 2017 and 2024.