Abu Dhabi Islands Reverse Osmosis

The Abu Dhabi Islands Reverse Osmosis (RO) Independent Water Project (IWP) consists of two standalone greenfield RO seawater desalination plants to be located on Saadiyat Island and Hudayriat Island. Both plants will desalinate seawater using low-carbon intensive RO technologies to provide a combined total of approximately 100 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD), equivalent to 455,000 m3/day. Together, the plants under the Abu Dhabi Islands RO IWP will meet the water demand for up to 180,000 households in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

This project will become EWEC’s seventh and eighth RO desalination plants once operational, advancing EWEC’s strategic initiative to decouple power and water generation capacity, and supporting the decarbonisation of water and electricity production.

The successful developer or developer consortium will own up to 40 per cent of a special purpose vehicle (SPV), while the remaining equity will be primarily held indirectly by the Abu Dhabi Government. 


Standalone greenfield RO plants

100 Million

Imperial gallons per day


Households in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

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