Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has received two bids for a 120 Million Gallons Per Day (MIGD) Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant. The project involves the construction and operation of a desalination plant in Dubai, with a capacity to treat 120 million imperial gallons of seawater per day (MIGD) using reverse osmosis technology. The selected private partner will act as an independent water producer.
The bids were submitted by the Utico and Acwa Power. Utico has quoted US$ 0.30614 a cubic meter and Acwa Power US$ 0.31784 a cubic meter. Dewa will sign a water purchase agreement with the successful bidder. Similar to the fifth phase of Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) solar park, no sovereign guarantee will be provided for the project.