New desalination plant will meet Sharjah’s demand

A water desalination plant with a capacity of 100 million litres a day has opened at Al Hamriya at a total cost of Dh446 million ($120 million).

Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) Dr Rashid Obaid Jumaa Al Leem, said the project was designed to meet the increasing demand for water in Sharjah city and the Hamriyah area. A $38 million project for construction of deep sea water intake and pump house to feed the new plant has also been completed. The site includes also a 2500 MW power station.
Al Leem said the new plant was one of a number of strategic projects initiated by Sewa to achieve two main targets: to meet the water requirements of the industrial expansions by Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Emirates Industrial City; and to enable Sewa to provide water to all residents of Sharjah. He said the Hamriya power and water desalination plant was designed to meet the present and future requirements for power and water in Sharjah city.