GCC countries have the highest global water desalination capacity of 81%, producing around 40% of the total world water desalination. Saudi Arabia is responsible for about one-fifth of global production and leads the world in the volume of desalinated water it produces which makes up 50% of its water consumed. The country is the largest desalination market in the world producing around 4 million m3 of desalinated water per day, and approximately US$ 80 bn is expected to be invested in new projects over the next ten years.
The UAE is also developing key desalination projects: the Taweelah plant in Abu Dhabi, expected to have a capacity of 909,200 m3 of water per day, and the Jebel Ali plant complex in Dubai, expected to have a capacity of 150,000 m3 of water per day, are just a few examples.
In Oman the desalination market has been expanding by 5% per year. The country has a total of nine large desalination plants, plus 47 small plants all of which supply about 86% of the country’s potable water.
MENA desalination project 2021
The event will take place on April 5 to 6, 2021 at Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi. It will be officially opened by the Saudi Water Conversion Corporation – SWCC, and will feature a two-day exhibition, project showcases, governmental panel discussions and case studies involving project owners and top consultants in the region. The conference will offer an unparalleled learning curve on the latest innovations in the desalination domain delivered by the world’s key players.
Commenting on the event, Dr. Corrado Sommariva, CEO, Sustainable Water and Power Consultants, said: "I chaired the MENA desalination project conference in 2019 and I have the privilege to be again the chairman this year. The way the conference is structured and the key participants at the event are unique. It is a perfect blend of key water sector players that brings together the public sector, the region’s vision for the future development, and the industry which has to follow through with innovation and sustainable solutions."
Important umbers: Boasting more than 400 regional and international stakeholders from government, consulting, contracting and supply chain to highlight the region’s national sustainability visions driving the 2030 water agenda with more than 300 attendees and over 30 speakers and panelists as well as 30 exhibitors and sponsors.
Further information / Registration: https://menadesal.com/