Barka, Mar 12 (ONA) Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Mahrouqi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (Diam) today visited Barka Water Desalination
Plant to identify the challenging facing the water desalination
plants due to intense phytoplankton at the sea water.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, said the project is in line with the decoupling plans for water desalination
and power production and water desalination
using solar energy.
To ensure this, we need to connect multi-stage flash distillation, MSF, based plants to a centralised solar energy source such as the MBR Solar Park, so our strategy is to build production plants based on RO, which requires 90% less energy than that of MSF, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination
," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of DEWA.
To ensure this, we need to connect multi-stage flash distillation, MSF, based plants to a centralised solar energy source such as the MBR Solar Park, so our strategy is to build production plants based on RO, which requires 90 per cent less energy than that of MSF, making it a more sustainable choice for water desalination
," he noted.
The proposed water desalination
plant will have a capacity to produce 300,000 cubic metres of water per day.
A large number of experts, government officials and members of multinational corporations attended the event to discuss issues related to water desalination
and promoting health and safety regulations for drinking water in the region.
They also underlined the importance of the water issue, indicating that Tunisia needs projects for water desalination
plants to meet the growing demand for drinking water and irrigation water.
This global event is the world largest and the most prominent conference on water desalination
Oman's Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has floated tenders for a pair of small water desalination
plants to be implemented for the first time on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis.
There is participation in large projects in the production of electricity and water desalination
in Qatar and outside Qatar through Nebras Company, in which Qatar Electricity and Water Company owns 60 percent.
It focused on the water desalination
and reuse technologies, with the participation of local, Gulf and British researchers.
Mohammad Al-Rashed, acting KISR Director General, said, KISR and French research centers are presently collaborating on a prototype project for water desalination
through the use of solar energy.