ENGIE launches Desalination Centre of Excellence


ENGIE launches Desalination Centre of Excellence to amplify sustainable water solutions

Complant currently produces 5,800,000 cbm / day of desalinated water daily

ENGIE has announced the launch of its Desalination Centre of Excellence The initiative, in line with ENGIE’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2045, addresses the critical need for sustainable water solutions in a rapidly changing world.

The Centre was launched in the UAE during COP28, in alignment with COP’s ‘Food, Agriculture, and Water’ thematic day. The launch event saw the participation of several high-profile attendees, including water and desalination experts, c-level executives from regional and global companies, as well as government ministers and officials.

With ENGIE currently producing 5,800,000 cbm / day of desalinated water daily, the Centre is positioned to play a crucial role in meeting the growing global demand for water. It aims to address this challenge by utilizing the desalination capabilities it has developed in the region.

Clean and safe water resources

“Our Desalination Centre of Excellence is a hub dedicated to addressing and promoting solutions for water scarcity and a carbon neutral world. We envision a future in which all communities and industries in the region thrive on sustainable, clean, and safe water resources,” remarked Latifa Lahsine, Head of the Desalination Centre of Excellence, ENGIE.

The Centre aspires to be a global example for excellence in desalination, propelling the advancement of technology and sustainable water solutions through stakeholder collaboration, innovation, research and education. The Centre will also focus on promoting energy efficiency, investigating alternative applications of brine water treatment options, and studying the environmental impact of desalination, a press communique concluded.


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