EWEC - Al Mirfa Second IWP

General Information
Owner Emirates Water and Electricity Company
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE
Status --
Sector Water, Desalination, Water Desalination Plant
Contract Type Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $400m
Award Date July 2022
Completion Date December 2025
Last Updated On May 2022
ProjectId (Old, New) 334968, 334968


Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) through its subsidiary Emirates Water & Electricity Company (EWEC) is planning to build an independent water project in Al Mirfa, Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

The proposed seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant is expected to cater to the farms in Liwa.

The US$400 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 80 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) water desalination plant

2. Construction of storage tanks

3. Construction of seawater intake system

4. Installation of pumping stations

5. Installation of metering stations

6. Laying of pipelines

7. Associated facilities

Second Section

02 May 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2022. (Source: MEED)

21 April 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended to May 18, 2022.

30 March 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline has been extended till mid-May 2022.

13 February 2022

The main contract bid submission deadline is on March 31, 2022.

09 December 2021

The client has scheduled a meeting with the pre-qualified bidders for the contract to develop the project. (Source: MEED)

23 November 2021

The main contract tender has been issued and the bid submission is due on March 31, 2022. The following pre-qualified companies have been invited to submit bids for the project: Acciona Agua (Spain), Acwa Power, Engie, FCC Aqualia, GS Inima, IDE Water Assets, Marubeni Corporation, Jera, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Veolia, Aquatech International, China Railway Corporation, China State Construction Engineering Company, Elsewedy Electric, CK Hutchison Holdings, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Metito Utilities, Orascom Construction, Six Construct Company, Sojitz Corporation, Powerchina International Group, and Utico. (Source: MEED)

28 September 2021

The project was in the Main Contract PQ stage as per the last update in May 2021. Since then, no further information has been procured related to its progress, nor obtainable from contact with key stakeholders. We believe the project to still be in the Main Contract PQ stage, and have amended the project dates accordingly. We continue our efforts to obtain information on this project. (Source: MEED)

24 May 2021

PQ shortlist is yet to be finalized by the client. (Source: MEED)

23 March 2021

The client is expected to prequalify the developers by April 8, 2021. (Source: MEED)

08 March 2021

Firms that have expressed an interest in the contract include: Acciona (Spain), Acwa Power (Saudi Arabia), Engie (France), GS Inima (Spain), Marubeni (Japan), Sojitsu (Japan) and Utico (local). A team comprising UK-headquartered Alderbrook Finance, US-based White & Case and Germany’s Fichtner is advising Ewec on the project. (Source: MEED)

16 February 2021

EWEC invites developers to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by March 4, 2021. The client is likely to achieve financial closure by the end of 2021. Commercial operation is expected in the first quarter of 2024. (Source: MEED)

24 December 2020

The Expression of Interest (EOI) is expected to issued by January 2021. (Source: MEED)

01 December 2020

The client is in negotiation with the consultancy firms regarding the transaction advisory and expected to appoint a team of consultants imminently on the project. (Source: MEED)

18 November 2020

The Expression of Interest (EOI) is expected to issued by the end of 2020 and the main contract tender is expected to issue by Q2 2021. (Source: MEED)