Sharjah seeks proposals for Hamriyah water project By Pramod Kumar April 10, 2023 WAM Sewa expects the independent water project to be commissioned by Q3 2026 State-owned Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (Sewa) has issued a request for proposal for the 90 million imperial gallons per day Hamriyah independent water producer (IWP) project to eight pre-qualified bidders. The utility provider has allowed bidders to submit their proposal by the beginning of August 2023, state-run WAM news agency reported. The IWP is expected to be commissioned by the third quarter of 2026. Sewa will purchase the water produced by the project under a long-term purchase agreement. In February 2022 Essam Al Mulla, director of the water and desalination plants department at Sewa, stated that the authority had signed a contract with several consultants and international houses of expertise to implement the station. He said that seawater desalination meets 80 percent of the total water needs in Sharjah and constitutes a major strategic resource for fresh water in the emirate.