Thursday June 26, 2014

Degrémont, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, awarded by Masdar a contract for an advanced energy-efficient desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi

Masdar1  awarded Degrémont a contract for the project of construction of an advanced energy-efficient desalination pilot plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Such plant shall be more energy-efficient than current state-of-the-art desalination systems.


Potentially powered by 100% renewable energy sources with minimal environmental impact, this innovation will be reliable, robust, and suitable for UAE seawater and environmental conditions. Masdar's mandate is to drive the Masdar Initiative, a multi-billion dollar strategic initiative designed to leverage Abu Dhabi's financial resources and energy expertise into innovative solutions for cleaner and more sustainable energy and water production.




Awarded after a call for tender process, the Pilot Project comprises the design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and evaluation of Pilot Plant, over the course of 18 months. Elements of the project will be conducted in collaboration with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology – a research-driven, graduate university in Abu Dhabi and Laborelec (technical competence centre in electrical power and energy technology of GDF Suez). Cost of building and operating the desalination plant and all auxiliary facilities and services will be shared with Masdar. After this first phase, the second phase of the Program will be dedicated to the implementation of the energy-efficient desalination technology on a large-scale, thus developing seawater desalination plants fully powered by renewable energy.


For this project, Degrémont, the Reverse Osmosis desalination world leader since 1969 with over 255 plants built, is bringing together some of its most advanced and innovative technological desalination partners and suppliers including Dow Water and Process Solutions with its advanced and innovative DOW™ Ultrafiltration and FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis membrane technology, and ADIONICS® with its innovative liquid/liquid extraction technology, AquaOmnes™. With ADIONICS®, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT is following its innovation strategy to promote innovative start ups. ADIONICS® won in 2014 Worldwide Innovation Challenge: Innovation 2030.



1.MASDAR is a private joint stock company wholly-owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi via the Mubadala® Development Company PJSC.







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