ACWA Power has been chosen as the ‘Preferred Bidder’ for the Hassyan Phase 1 Independent Water Producer (IWP) project in Dubai. This project involves the construction and operation of a 180 million Imperial Gallon per Day (MIGD) desalination facility using Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology powered by solar energy.
The 3.357 billion UAE dirhams (USD 914M) desalination project is the largest of its kind in the world. Based on Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology using solar energy.
The DFM-listed utility’s first IWP model project has achieved a world record lowest water levelized tariff of USD 0.36536/cubic metre of desalinated water.
Hassyan Phase 1 IWP, which is scheduled to start operations in 2026, will increase Dubai’s water desalination capacity from 490 MIGD to 670 MIGD. ACWA Power stated that the Hassyan IWP will increase its water capacity to 7.6 million m3/day.