Abu Dhabi invites interest in Mirfa 2 IWP
Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) has invited developers to submit expressions of interest (EOI) in its planned Mirfa 2 (M2) independent water project (IWP)
Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) has invited developers to submit expressions of interest (EOI) in its planned Mirfa 2 (M2) independent water project (IWP).
The M2 IWP will be a reverse osmosis (RO) facility that will have the capacity to supply up to 150 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) of desalinated water. Developers have been invited to submit EOI by 4 March for the desalination project.
According to sources close to the project, Ewec has appointed an advisory team of Alderbook, White & Case and Fichtner as financial, legal and technical advisers respectively.
The M2 IWP will be developed next to the existing Mirfa independent water and power project (IWPP).
Ewec has set a target of the project to begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2024.
In 2019, Ewec awarded the contract for the 200 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) Taweelah independent water project (IWP), which will be the world’s largest reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant.
Acwa Power was appointed as the main developer for the project. The developer appointed China’s Sepco 3 and Spain’s Abengoa to carry out the EPC works for the plant.
The Abu Dhabi government holds a 60 per cent stake in the Taweelah project.
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