In January 2018, it was that Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA), the predecessor of Department of Energy, had invited expressions of interest for the development of the emirate's first Independent Water Project (IWP) -- a 200 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) or 909,218 m 3 /day sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant
within the Taweelah power and water complex.
'If it is a government initiative, baka pwede silang gumawa ng desalination plant
na may mas murang maukuhanan ng gasolina or power para patakbuhin ito,' the senator said.
"This explains, on one hand, the development of 289 desalination plants
on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea," stated Lim.
On Wednesday, Water executive Fatma Awale said they are finalising the finances to break the ground for the two desalination plants
Saudi Arabia's Water and Electricity Company has awarded a consortium lead by Acciona Agua the contract to finance, design and build the new Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant
and operate and maintain it for 25 years.
The 2008 drought led tothe building of four desalination plants
which, working at maximum capacity, can produce a total of 220,000 cubic metres ofwaterdaily, covering the supply needs of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Famagusta.
The city of Corpus Christi is currently studying five sites for seawater desalination plants
, said Esteban Ramos, a Corpus Christi water resource manager.
Building desalination plants
is one of Acciona's core competencies and the business claims to have purified, processed, and desalinated water for more than 100 million people worldwide.
The desalination plant
was constructed under the supervision of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) in Sarbandar village of Gwadar.
By installing a desalination plant
, saline water of the sea is turned into fresh, drinkable water.
The governor of Basra criticized the federal government because of the delay in transferring port amounts to establish desalination plants
, describing the situation in the province very dangerous to the lives of its citizens as a result of water scarcity and pollution, "stressing that" two months ago, demanding the federal government to transfer the amounts of ports in order to establish special desalination plants
in the province.