Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy is currently studying tenders for its Taweelah desalination plant, Reuters reported.

It said on October 4 that seven offers had been received, adding that “it expects to register the lowest production cost of 8.26 dirhams ($2.25) per 1,000 gallons”.

The companies taking part in bidding consortiums include ACWA Power, Engie, Sumitomo, Marubeni, Veolia, Valoriza, Utico, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, Orascom Construction, Samsung Engineering Co, Acciona Agua, Pal Group, Suez International, and Sojitz and Besix SA, it said.