Posted by Bob Brunskill
The Abu Dhabi government has awarded Salcon, a leading global specialist in water and wastewater engineering, a AED55 million contract to construct a new water recycling plant for the enhanced treatment of treated sewage effluent (TSE).
Upon completion, the TSE plant will be the first of its kind in the UAE and will provide a sustainable supply of water for Abu Dhabi's horticultural requirements.
"By increasing water efficiency through the recycling process, the plant will also help to minimise the environmental impact of TSE," commented Salcon.
The contract will be administered and the TSE plant will be operated by the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company and the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, respectively.
Salcon said the TSE Plant will be able to recycle and recover as much as 95 per cent of the TSE supplied, producing high quality TSE water for agricultural irrigation and horticultural landscaping.
The news comes after a study by Business Monitor International revealed this week that the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are due to spend over $119.6 billion on infrastructure projects over the next ten years.