Facilities Management Middle East
ABB’s electric motors and variable speed drives can help the Middle East reduce CO2 emissions
The Middle East is already classified as the world’s most water-stressed region and the challenge is growing
WATER ABB’s highly efficient electric motors and variable speed drives can help the Middle East reduce CO emissions
2 in critical water supply and cooling applications.
Egypt Vision 2030, Saudi vision 2030, Kuwait Vision 2030, UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 and UAE Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and other initiatives are addressing the impact of climate change in the region. ABB is working closely with stakeholders in these programs to capture the potential savings that will contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
The Middle East is already classified as the world’s most water-stressed region and the challenge is growing. Climate models predict that the Middle East will be particularly impacted by rising temperatures. This is one of the factors that will increase water shortages.
“To reduce water scarcity, the region must adopt water treatment plants that recycle and reuse water and encourage agricultural efficiency. These processes rely on energy intensive pumping. That makes them a prime target for energy efficiency improvements using our water industry-specific high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives,” said Ahmed Radwan, ABB MEA Motion business lead.
An example of how ABB is helping customers to save energy is the Taweelah project, Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s largest desalination plants using reverse osmosis technology. The $500m development will have the capacity to process over 900,000 m3 of seawater per day, enough to meet the demands of over 350,000 households when it becomes fully operational in 2022. Using ABB drives and motors will help the plant set new benchmarks for its size, efficiency and cost by utilizing the lowest amount of energy per cubic meter of water produced.