DEWA’s Desalination Facility Enters Guinness World Records
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has marked another breakthrough by achieving the Guinness World Records title for the second time for owning and managing the Largest Single-Site Water Desalination Facility in the World.
The facility with production capacity of 2,227,587 cubic metres per day, represents the second world record for Jebel Ali Power Generation & Water Production Complex.
In 2021, the Complex was confirmed by Guinness World Records as the Largest Single-site Natural Gas Power Generation Facility in the World. The Complex has a power generation capacity of 9,547MW.
H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. said: “We are working to provide state-of-art and integrated infrastructure for electricity and water to provide our services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency, and quality.
"We also work to achieve the various ambitious development plans to keep pace with the growing demand for electricity and water services and Dubai’s ambitious urban and economic plans."
Al Tayer received the certificate from representatives of the Guinness World Records during the 24th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show 2022, which was organised by DEWA.
Al Tayer explained that DEWA adopts three pillars to sustain water production by using clean solar energy to desalinate seawater using reverse osmosis technology, which consumes less energy than MSF plants and Aquifier Storage and Recovery (ASR) project.
Through the latter, excess desalinated water production is stored in underground basins, retrieved and pumped back into the water network as needed.