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UOG awards Dh1.6 billion deal to local consortium

Posted on 11/08/2001

The UAE Offsets Group (UOG) yesterday awarded a Dh1.663 billion contract to a local consortium for the transmission package of the Fujairah desalination, power plant and pipeline project. Al Jaber Energy Services and Technip was among four short-listed bidders to win the contract. The other three preferred bidders were South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co (Hanjung), the local Pan Arab Enterprises for Pipeline Construction with India's Larsen & Toubro, and Athens-based ...  >>MORE

Satellite images to be used to find groundwater

Posted on 29/07/2001

A new research programme to detect underground water by using satellite images will be conducted in the Northern Emirates by the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority in co-ordination with Boston University in the United States. The authority's monthly magazine Anwar said the programme has been ordered by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. The project will try to identify the potential of underground water resources in ...  >>MORE

Dh600m power station in Ajman planned

Posted on 04/07/2001

Efforts are underway to set up a Dh600m power station in Ajman, a source at the Federal Water and Electricity Authority said. The source said that the Authority has started co-ordinating with Ajman authorities to set up a central power station to produce water and electricity in the emirate. "The location is yet to be decided, however, a study has been conducted about the projected plant with an estimated capacity of 1,300 megawatts. He added that 40 million gallons of water would be produced ...  >>MORE

Phase II of Sharjah desalination project to be over in 2 months

Posted on 02/07/2001

The second phase of the on-going Al Layyah Desalination Expansion Project in Sharjah will be complete in less than two months and new projects are expected to be fully commissioned by July and August, this year. The projects, the installation of two desalination units to produce 10 mgpd of water, will increase the capacity of Layyah plant from 27 mgpd to 37 mgpd, and are expected to meet the increasing demand for water and electricity during the peak consumption period in summer. The ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to privatise two more utility projects

Posted on 30/06/2001

Abu Dhabi's power and water privatisation programme is moving swiftly ahead with two more projects to be privatised, including the Umm Al Nar complex, a top official of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, ADWEA, confirmed. Meanwhile, a selection of the developer of Abu Dhabi's third independent water and power project, IWPP, Shuweihat 1 will be finalised by end July. The selection of an advisor for Abu Dhabi's fourth IWPP, the Umm Al Nar complex, has just started and the process ...  >>MORE

Hanjung tops bid for Fujairah project

Posted on 17/06/2001

South Korea's Hanjung has bee selected as the preferred bidder for the desalination and power plant package of the US$1 billion Fujairah desalination and pipeline project. The UAE Offsets Group, UOG, will hold detailed negotiations with Hanjung over the next few weeks in order to reach agreement on technical and commercial issues, the UOG said. UOG is also continuing negotiations with the two other bidders, France's Sidem and Italy's Fisia Italimpianti. Hanjung' earlier bid of Dh2,731 ...  >>MORE

SEWA bills to be paid at designated banks, offices

Posted on 10/06/2001

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has informed all its customers to remit electricity and water charges directly in SEWA offices or at designated banks, starting from this month. SEWA abruptly discontinued collecting electricity and water charges through bill collectors and issued notice to all consumers to pay the bill through SEWA offices and the authorised banks only. "SEWA will not be liable for any payments made to unauthorised persons," the notice issued through the bills, ...  >>MORE

UOG gets 9 Fujairah project bids

Posted on 06/06/2001

The UAE Offsets Group (UOG) has received nine bids from four international, regional and local contractors for the complete transmission package of Fujairah desalination and power plant project. Three companies have submitted two alternative prices along with their base price for the job, and the bids are as follows: The local Al Jaber Energy Services along with Technip Germany submitted a base price of Dh1.57 billion and alternative price of Dh1.48 billion. The Athens-based Consolidated ...  >>MORE

2 huge reservoirs being built to supply water to farms in Al Abjan area

Posted on 28/05/2001

Two gigantic water reservoirs, each with a capacity of 10 million gallons, are under construction in the Al Abjan desert area of Abu Dhabi to supply hundreds of new farms. The water tanks are part of a huge agriculture plan being implemented under the instructions of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to convert part of the Al Ajban desert into farms. The Al Abjan area is being reclaimed and converted to farmland. Sheikh Zayed has specified that 90 million square ...  >>MORE

DEWA gets ISO certification

Posted on 28/05/2001

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has been awarded the ISO 9001:1994 certification by Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI) for the design, development, installation and servicing of their water and electricity systems and production and supply of water and electricity. The certification, which is valid until Dec.14, 2003, was presented to DEWA general manager Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer on April 5 this year by Henri Van Berlo, Manager Marine, Bureau Veritas and Marian Paruszewski, ...  >>MORE

FEWA may require Dh1.56 billion for projects

Posted on 27/05/2001

A total expenditure of Dh1.56 billion was proposed as budgetary requirements of the next five years by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, the UAE 2000-01 Yearbook says. For 2001 alone, the authority has sought Dh137 million together with Dh171 million for already existing projects. At least four main authorities are being set up to independently plan power generation and distribution systems to meet the currently projected shortfall in power generation in the country, according ...  >>MORE

Takreer close to power deals

Posted on 08/05/2001

The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co, TAKREER, is close to finalising agreements with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, ADWEA, and the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Co, TANSCO, to supply power to ADWEA through TRANSCO grids. TAKREER is expected to provide ADWEA some 300 MW of electricity. Moreover, the project for interconnecting the grid in Abu Dhabi, funded by TAKREER is expected to be completed by the middle of this year. While TAKREER's core business is oil refining, the company is ...  >>MORE

UAE utility venture represents 31.3pc of Mideast total

Posted on 28/04/2001

The UAE has several utility development and expansion projects in various stages of implementation, involving a massive Dh19.39 billion, a study says. The country leads regional development in this sector, with an overwhelming 51.05 per cent share of overall activity in the GCC, which together houses projects worth $10.35 billion. Even at the Middle East level, projects in the UAE represent 31.33 per cent of the total $16.86 billion. As Dr. Ranald Spiers, East Mediterranean director of ...  >>MORE

4 majors bid for Fujairah plant deal

Posted on 24/04/2001

The UAE Offsets Group (UOG) has received nine proposals from four international companies for the construction of a desalination and power plant for the $1-billion (Dhs3.65 billion) Fujairah desalination and pipeline project. Technical bids have already been opened, while commercial bids are to be opened on April 28 in the presence of the bidding parties. The bidders are: South Korea's Hanjung with three proposals, Italy's Fisia Italimpianti with four proposals and France's Sidem and UK's Weir ...  >>MORE

FEWA expenses decrease

Posted on 15/04/2001

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, has been allocated a budget of Dh659 million this year, showing a sharp decline in its expenditure and investments as compared to last year. The budget requirements and statistics presented before the Federal National Council, FNC show that the authority's dependence on government aid this year has gone down to Dh100 million against Dh725 million last year. The FNC approved the budget for the authority which is projected to raise Dh559 ...  >>MORE

DEWA website re-launched in new format

Posted on 27/03/2001

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced a major new e-initiative with the re-launch of its web site, http://www.dewa.gov.ae, in a brand new format. As part of the e-government initiative launched by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, DEWA has announced a raft of facilities to be provided online to enable customers to get quick, effective, easy ...  >>MORE

Water supplied in Dubai 'free of any pathogen'

Posted on 27/03/2001

Dubai Municipality has vouchsafed for the safety of the drinking water supplied in the emirate. The civic body emphasised that the mineral water supplied in Dubai by licensed companies, and water used for domestic purposes, in restaurants and mosques as well as the well water in the emirate were safe to use. Periodic analysis of water samples, randomly collected from various water sources, has proved that they are free from Giardia Lamblia, a microscopic organism that can infect ...  >>MORE

DEWA expects to maintain 8 per cent growth

Posted on 25/03/2001

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, expects to at least maintain its annual 8 per cent growth translating into an average annual investment outlay of Dh1.6 billion, as it gears up to meet the challenges of he emirate's projected expansion, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, General Manager, stated. Meanwhile, the authority's installed water production capacity will jump to 180 million gallons per day (mgpd) by end-2003 when its Jebel Ali desalination plant comprising three units goes fully ...  >>MORE

UAE to invite bids for US$1b projects

Posted on 27/01/2001

The UAE will next week invite bids for desalination, power and pipeline projects worth nearly $1 billion. The UAE Offsets Group, UOG, said in a statement that 14 groups have pre-qualified to build a desalination unit with a capacity of 100 million gallons per day and a 100-megawatt power plant in Fujairah worth an estimated US$550 million. It said 17 bidders have pre-qualified for a project worth about US$400 million to build tanks and a 180 kilometre pipeline to carry water to the northern ...  >>MORE

Shuweihat bidders to get consortiums help

Posted on 20/01/2001

International and regional banks are in the process of setting up consortiums that will support the bidders on the Shuweihat independent water and power project in Abu Dhabi, according to a Meed report. It is expected that three bids will be submitted by the deadline that has been shifted to mid-February. It is understood that BNP Paribas will back the deal of the UK office of the US-based PSEG Global Power with Marubeni Corporation of Japan. Credit Suisse First Boston has aligned itself ...  >>MORE

New water bottling plant to open soon

Posted on 17/01/2001

A new Dh32 million mineral water bottling factory will be officially opened in the nest few days in Dibba Al Fujairah to produce more than 10,000 cartons per working shift. The factory is located near Al Baseerah valley, which is the source of fresh water. The new plant, which is located on 42,500 square metres, cost Dh7 million to build while the equipment cost Dh25 million. The new factory has been equipped with the latest technology, which has enabled reduction of the workforce to only 23 ...  >>MORE

FEWA budget touches Dh1.6 billion

Posted on 16/01/2001

A source at the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, FEWA, revealed the details of this year's budget it was about Dh1.6 billion. The source said that about Dh320 million is allocated for new projects and generation of addition power. For the distribution of power, production, storing as well as the distribution of water and construction of new FEWA buildings, about Dh140 million has been set aside. The source said Dh180 million would go to completing the last phase of linking power in the ...  >>MORE

Zayed orders Dh3.7billion desalination plant

Posted on 14/01/2001

His Highness President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has ordered the construction of a water desalination plant in Fujairah at a cost of US$1 billion (Dh3.7 billion), local media has reported. The project will provide water to the northern emirates and Al Ain. The desalination plant in Fujairah will pump 100 million gallons a day, of which 60 per cent will go to Al Ain and the rest to the northern emirates. Construction will begin during the first quarter of 2001 and will be completed ...  >>MORE

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