ONE OF THE LARGEST SWRO PLANTS IN UAE
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 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 35 % 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.
This project supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to have 75% of the country's total energy capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.
In Dubai, a comprehensive approach has been implemented to ensure the sustainability of water resources, in line with the Dubai Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy, which focuses on improving water resources, rationalizing water consumption, and using cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to reduce water consumption by 30% by 2030.
This achievement reflects the commitment of DEWA, the engineering firm ILF and the construction consortium formed by ACCIONA and BESIX to deliver the Jebel Ali desalination plant to the highest technical standards of excellence.
The health and safety of workers on site has also been of paramount importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Desalination plant construction recently surpassed 6.5 million man-hours without lost-time injuries.
- Location: Jebel Ali, Dubai. UAE
- Capacity: 182,000 m3/d
- Procedure: Reverse Osmosis
- Type of Contract: EPC
- Population supplied: 700,000 people
- Start-up year: 2020