Singapore company wins UF reuse plant in UAE

Boustead Singapore’s subsidiary Salcon has won an AED 55 million (US$ 5.6 million) contract to design, engineer and construct a new ultrafiltration wastewater reuse plant.

The Al Wathba Enhanced Treated Sewage Effluent Treatment Plant will be constructed for Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC). The contract will be administered and the plant will be operated by ADSSC and the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi respectively.

The Al Wathba plant will have a treatment capacity of 6 MGD (22,700 m³/d), and will include strainer, ultrafiltration treatment and UV disinfection. Upon completion, the plant will be able to recycle and recover as much as 95% of the treated sewage effluent supplied, producing high quality water for agricultural irrigation and horticultural landscaping.

The plant will be the first of its kind in the UAE and will provide a sustainable supply of water for horticulture.