Metito and Emaar pen $10m water treatment contract

Project will recycle water for Downtown Dubai district cooling.

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Metito has been contracted by Emaar Properties to recycle 20,000 cubic metres per day of wastewater for district cooling use in Downtown Dubai.

District cooling systems will use wastewater as makeup water for cooling towers to feed DCP1, DCP2 and DCP3 at Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.

As part of the $10mn project, Metito will provide a treated sewage effluent polishing plant along with five years operation and maintenance.

The project, scheduled to be complete by the end of the year, will see water sewage effluent treated by the polishing Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology before being recycled into the makeup water of the district cooling systems.

The scheme result will reduce CO2 output by over 36.85 tons per day as opposed to using desalinated sea water for the application.

Bassem Halabi, Metito business development director, said: “We have been working with Emaar Properties for the past 15 years and we are honoured to work with them on this important project.

“We work very closely with our partners and clients to develop sustainable solutions that can fulfil their water needs and we are delighted to help Emaar future-proof its iconic developments in Downtown Dubai.”

Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties, added: “We strive to find solutions that can stand the test of time, and using recycled wastewater to meet the water needs for district cooling is a strategic long-term initiative to promote sustainable development.”


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