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ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION BOOST

UAE to launch new gas-fired power plant, says minister

ABU DHABI, 12 days ago

The UAE Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) said it is in the process of launching a gas-fired power plant, in co-operation with Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), reported state news agency Wam, citing Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry.
 
The plant will be the most efficient in the country and will make Fewa the highest-ranking authority in the Gulf region in terms of electricity production efficiency, stated the minister.
 
It is part of a strategic plan to achieve energy security, reduce the excessive consumption of energy, and preserve the environment, noted Al Mazrouei, who is also the Fewa chairman.
 
In an interview with WAM, Al Mazrouei said: "The authority aims to completely utilise reverse osmosis in the desalination process, which is part of the UAE's water security strategy, through the establishment of a desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain with a production capacity of 150 million gallons."
 
"This will reduce the carbon footprint and is in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050," he noted.
 
On the sidelines of the 24th World Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, Al Mazrouei said: "The participation of Fewa in this major global event aims to take advantage of the latest innovations. It will also present the UAE’s model to 150 countries during the conference, which will enable them to benefit from the country's leading knowledge of the energy sector."
 
Al Mazrouei pointed out that the UAE had considerable experience in energy diversification and demand management.
 
"Fewa has witnessed growth in the demand for energy of between four and six per cent, which requires greater reliance on more effective processes to generate water and electricity, to provide better economic options for consumers in the UAE," he added. 



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