Fujairah 1 Extension SWRO:Integration with MSF leads to large savings

Chiara Fabbri, water project manager, and Corrado Sommariva, managing director Middle East, ILF Consulting Engineers; and William Chang, executive managing director, Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company.

Figure 1: Aerial view of Fujairah 1 plant before its SWRO extension.

Figure 1: Aerial view of Fujairah 1 plant before its SWRO extension.

EMIRATES SEMBCORP Water & Power Company (ESC) owns and operates the Fujairah 1 Independent power and desalination plant (F1 IWPP) in Fujairah, UAE (pictured in Figure 1 below). The plant has a gross power generation capacity of 893 MW and can produce 100 MIGD (454,600 m3/d) of desalinated water.
In June 2013, to enhance the availability and reliability of the existing reverse osmosis (RO) plant in red tide conditions and to generate additional potable water, ESC began constructing a new 30 MIGD (136,400 m3/d) seawater RO (SWRO) desalinated.

This article first appeared in the issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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