Toray awarded contracts for two reverse osmosis desalination plants in Bahrain and UAE
- November 16, 2020
- Posted by: Elaine Coles
- Category: Companies, Tenders and Contracts, Middle East
Toray Industries, Inc., has today announced that it has been awarded orders for supply of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane for Al Dur 2 Desalination Plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Umm Al Quwain Desalination Plant in the United Arab Emirates.
While the combined water production capacity of the two plants will amass 911,000 m3/day, Umm Al Quwain Desalination Plant alone will hold one of the world’s largest capacity with 681,000 m3/day fresh water production.
RO membranes supply and technical services to the plants will be provided by Toray Membrane Middle East LLC (TMME), Toray’s local subsidiary located in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Toray’s long term focus is to provide solutions to water shortage issues in the Middle East through TMME.
Gulf countries are investing extensively in infrastructure and moving up the desalination plant construction schedules to secure sufficient drinking water for their growing populations.
Toray said that more than 8 years of stable operation using Toray RO element at the Al Dur 1 Plant was recognized by the award of the contract for the Al Dur 2 Plant, while Toray’s solid desalination plant reference in the region was a key factor in the award of Umm Al Quwain Desalination Plant.
Looking to the future, Toray has reinforced its RO membrane production capacity and technical support on a global scale over the years to further contribute to resolving water issues.
The company has achieved the total accumulated water production of over 79,000,000 m3/day on RO membrane shipment basis – equivalent to serving water to 550 million people, or around 7% of world population.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Toray said it will continue to supply RO membranes and other advanced membrane products via the enhancement of localized business activities to serve local demands and help overcome the challenges of ever increasing water demand globally. including the Middle East.
With a production capacity of 230,000 cubic meters daily, the Al Dur 2 Desalination Plant is expected to become operational in 2022. The Umm Al Quwain Desalination Plant will have a daily production capacity: 681,000 cubic meters and will also come into operation in 2022.
SIDEM Veolia (France) is EPC Contractor for both projects.