Metito, Emaar to use recycled wastewater for district cooling
Dubai, June 26, 2014
Metito, the leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management solutions in the emerging markets, has partnered with Dubai-based property developer Emaar Properties, to recycle 20,000 cu m per day of wastewater.
The recycled water will be used for district cooling in Downtown Dubai, its flag-ship megadevelopment, said a statement.
The district cooling systems for Downtown Dubai will use wastewater as makeup water for cooling towers to feed DCP1, DCP2 and DCP3 at Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, which will benefit the local environment by using an available resource rather than disposing of it, it said.
Bassem Halabi, business development director, Metito, said: “We have been working with Emaar Properties for the past 15 years and we are honoured to work with them on this important project. Metito is a true believer that water recycling and reclamation are key solutions to address the water scarcity issue in this region. We work very closely with our partners and clients to develop sustainable solutions that can fulfil their water needs and we are delighted to help Emaar future-proof its iconic developments in Downtown Dubai.”
As part of the $10 million project, Metito will provide a treated sewage effluent polishing plant along with five years operation and maintenance.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties, added: “We strive to find solutions that can stand the test of time, and using recycled wastewater to meet the water needs for district cooling is a strategic long-term initiative to promote sustainable development. We are delighted to be working with Metito, a long standing provider of ours, and look forward to the successful launch of this project in the months to come.”
The project will see water sewage effluent treated by the polishing Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology before being recycled into the makeup water of the district cooling systems, said the statement.
The scheme results in a reduction of the carbon foot print in excess of 36.85 tons of CO2 per day as opposed to using desalinated sea water for the application, it added.
This project is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year. - TradeArabia News Service