According to Germany Water Desalination Plants
Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017 increasing population, industrialization and demand for fresh water has been driving Germany desalination market, which is all set to grow further at the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% for next five years.
But the problem was made much worse by the untimely unscheduled shutdown of a major desalination plant
that serves three Governates.
Figure 25: India Desalination Plants
Market Share, By Major States, By Number of Plants, 2013
Masdar has awarded four companies Abengoa, Degremont, Sidem/Veolia and Trevi Systems with contracts to each start the construction of a desalination plant
as part of Masdar s pilot project in Abu Dhabi.
With the UAE's increasing water scarcity as the demand increases with the growth in population and economy, desalination plants
keep increasing production, but it comes at the cost of our environment.
He said that the GCC states dependency on the desalination plants
as a single source for fresh water is shrouded by many risks, noting that this vital source may be exposed to an emergency pollution incident which would lead to the disruption of many desalination plants
and to a severe shortage of water consumed, thus, affecting the water security of the Member States.
Al-Yousef explained that the first phase of the project started in 2010 and has resulted in two solar energy plants being constructed in Al-Khafji and Al-Oyainah solar village, located 35km from Riyadh, both of which will generate a total of 10 megawatts (MW) of solar power for the Al-Khafji desalination plant
CYPRUS' fifth desalination plant
, with a capacity to produce up to 40,000 cubic metres of desalinated potable water daily, was inaugurated on Wednesday by President Nicos Anastasiades in Limassol.
What we are looking for is new solar thermal desalination plants
such as Salsabeel-I with 100,000-cu m/day capacity.
It is part of the EAD's project to construct 30 solar desalination plants
across the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the agency announced at the World Future Energy Summit on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), which runs more than 30 desalination plants
on the Kingdom's western and eastern coasts, signed an agreement with Hitachi Zosen Corporation of Japan to conduct research on making use of solar power for desalination purpose.
The authority is currently expanding the two water desalination plants
in Hetam and Hij.