Abu Dhabi’s Masdar pursues partnerships to build water desalination plants

A company official announced that Abu Dhabi Energy Co (Masdar) is seeking to create international ventures to build water purification plants which is to be powered by renewables across the world.

The possible partners they seek to work with are listed below;

#1. Mohammad El Ramahi

#2. Suez

#3. Veolia Environnement SA

#4. Abengoa SA and Trevi Finanziaria Industriale SpA

One of Masdar’s aim is to become an international hub for clean energy and they are currently planning to team up with other companies that specialize in solar power to brand seawater fit for consumption.

El Ramahi said “The four companies have each built a pilot project for solar-powered desalination in Abu Dhabi, and a fifth plant is under construction, he said. Each pilot facility uses a different technology.The main objective is to commercialise these technologies. In this light, Masdar has entered into commercial agreements with its partners”.

El Ramahi also added “Plants using renewables are likely to be 20 per cent to 25 per cent less expensive than conventional facilities. The cost of energy represents 60 per cent to 70 per cent of the cost of water desalination. If you dramatically reduce the energy intensity, you dramatically reduce cost”.

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