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Taweelah Reverse Osmosis Water Generation Plant

The world’s largest Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination project, located in the UAE

The Taweelah Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant is the world’s largest RO desalination project, with a maximum capacity of 909,200 cubic meter (cu/m) of water per day.

Located 45 kilometers north of Abu Dhabi city, the Taweelah RO Plant, once developed, will meet the growing water demands of 350,000 homes, Taweelah’s industries and its surrounding areas.

Unlike traditional thermal desalination plants, the Taweelah plant will utilize RO technology to desalinate seawater, making it the largest plant in the world. The project will also utilize the lowest amount of energy per gallon of desalinated water (equivalent to 3 kilowatts of energy per hour for every cu/m of water), making it the most energy and cost-efficient RO plant globally. The project is also equipped with 50 megawatts of onsite solar generation, in line with the plant’s environmental sustainability targets.

Upon completion, the plant will play a key role in the UAE’s vision of reducing its carbon footprint, in addition to lowering gas consumption by decoupling power and water production during the winter and summer seasons.

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