UAE’s DEWA showcase solar desalination technology in Jebel Ali

UAE’s DEWA showcase solar desalination technology in Jebel Ali
Published: 28 February 2018 - 6:02 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is showcasing its latest desalination technology that integrates photovoltaic solar into the process of seawater desalination.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), inaugurated a two-day innovation exhibition at the solar garden in the Jebel Ali power and desalination station complex.

DEWA organised this as part of its Innovation Week, which represents its participation in UAE Innovation Month.

UAE Innovation Month was announced by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the theme, ‘Innovation starts with you.’

The innovative solar garden is irrigated using the Potable Solar Desalination unit, which is one of DEWA’s innovations to desalinate water using photovoltaic solar panels.

Al Tayer, accompanied by Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation at DEWA, and Marwan Bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future, reviewed the latest power-generation and water-desalination innovations by the Generation Division.

DEWA has also showcased the innovative use of robots in generators’ maintenance, which was implemented across all the Generation Division’s unit. It has contributed to reducing maintenance process by up to 50%.

Other innovations include the use of Big Data in developing the Division’s workflow mechanism. This has contributed to the establishment of the Smart Power Plant for effective monitoring of the stations.

The Smart Supervision System at DEWA is designed and developed entirely by the Generation Division. It is a smart system based on artificial intelligence and digital transformation technologies which enhances human capabilities in the speed and accuracy of paperless transactions, work permits, and no-objection certificates related to the Generation Division, instantly.

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