UWEC to supply Fujairah water for Abu Dhabi

The Union Water and Electricity Company (UWEC) will supply up to 90 million gallons a day (mg/d) of desalinated water to Abu Dhabi from its first power generation, water desalination and transmission project in Fujairah.

The Union Water and Electricity Company (UWEC) will supply up to 90 million gallons a day (mg/d) of desalinated water to Abu Dhabi from its first power generation, water desalination and transmission project in Fujairah.

UWEC acquired the license for the transportation, delivery and storage of bulk water in Abu Dhabi from the Regulation and Supervision Bureau of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) which regulates the power and water sector in the emirate.

The water will be transported through a 179-km pipeline from Qidfa in Fujairah to Sweihan in Abu Dhabi and stored in five 20-mg/d-capacity tanks at different locations.

UWEC will supply the water to Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company, the procurement arm of ADWEA, which will then supply it to Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (Transco) and the Al Ain Distribution Company. UWEC Chairman Shaikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said "We are aiming at signing an offtake agreement with ADWEC by the end of the first quarter of 2004. By then, our plant will be fully commissioned and running at full capacity."

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