Design, build, commission and operate
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 844 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 2.3 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Emirates SembCorp Water & Power Company, a public-private Enterprise, has awarded the water business of ACCIONA, in consortium with the Infrastructure business, a Design, Build, Commission and Operate (7 years) for the enlargement of the Fujairah desalination plant, located in the Emirate of the same name.
The enlargement will give rise to 137,000 m3 /day additional capacity—bringing the original plant’s total capacity to 592,000 m3 /day—and the plant is expected to serve a population equivalent of 600,000 inhabitants. The construction period has been set at 28 months.
In recent years, Fujairah’s coastline has been plagued repeatedly by so-called red tides causing prolonged periods of freshwater shortage in the area. This moved the authorities to call for the enlargement of the plant in an effort to ensure the region’s water supply. The new plant has been designed to guarantee the facility’s correct functioning in the event of further red tide episodes in the region.
- Project: Fujairah SWRO
- Entity: Emirates Sembcorp Water & Power Company
- Location: Fujairah, United, Arab Emirates
- Flow: 137,000 m3/day