SHARJAH, UAE – The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has awarded United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Alpha Utilities a contract to build a seawater reverse osmosis project.
The 10,000 m3/day project will be delivered under a build-operate-transfer (BOT) arrangement and will be located at Kalba, which borders around Fujairah and Oman.
Rashid Alleem, chairman of SEWA, reportedly said: “This is the second BOT project in Sharjah but for SEWA this is the first, and the idea is to encourage such things now.”
Construction Week reported that the project is part of plan to provide water to upcoming developments, such as the Kalba Waterfront Mall and other hospitality developments.
The desalination project appears to be a first for Alpha Utilities, which describes itself as a specialist in “providing chilled water and sewage services”. Under current projects, it lists Skycourts Towers, an apartment complex in Dubai.
The company was not available for comment.