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India: VA TECH WABAG, a leading pure-play water technology Indian Multinational Group, has secured an order worth about USD 100 million towards engineering and procurement activities in relation to 120 Million Gallons Per Day (MiGD) Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The order was secured from Green EPC (a Utico FZC subsidiary) who is the prime EPC contractor for this project.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) selected Utico FZC as the preferred bidder to build the SWRO plant and operate it over a period of 35 years, under the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model, wherein DEWA will off-take 100% of the water from this plant.


The desalination plant is planned to be commissioned in phases by March 2024 and shall be the largest IWP in Dubai.

The project is in the direction of Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 initiative to maximize the use of green energy for the production of desalinated water and aims at using solar power to supplement the power requirement of the plant during day time. This project supports the vision of HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the sustainable development of Dubai.

The WABAG Group represents a leading multinational player with a workforce of over 1,600 and has companies and offices in more than 20 countries. Since 1995, WABAG has completed over 900 water and wastewater plants worldwide.

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