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Sharjah seeks proposals for Hamriyah water project

Architecture, Building, Dome 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.

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