Sidem was awarded a contract in August 2007 for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of 12 desalination units, 38,640 m3/day (8.5 MIGD) each and 30 MIGD reverse osmosis plant in the frame of Fujairah II IWPP project, United Arab Emirates. The scope of work also includes: potabilisation plant, CO2 plant, limewater injection system, sea water pumps, 4 x 90,000 m3 storage tanks and other ancillary equipment. The thermal desalination plant is based on the MED-TVC process and with 8.5 MIGD capacity each is equipped with the largest MED units todate. The reverse osmosis plant is supplied by OTV as a subcontract.
The contract was awarded as part of Fujairah II Independent Water & Power Production (IWPP) project to a consortium made up of Alstom and Sidem.
The client is Fujairah Asia Power Company and the end-user the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority. The commissioning of the plant is scheduled to start in 2009.
Sidem is the world leader in the supply of thermal desalination units based on multiple effect distillation process.
Sidem and OTV are subsidiaries of Veolia Water Solutions & Technology.