The UAE is faced with a challenging water management situation, shared by all the Arabian Peninsula states, considered among the most arid regions worldwide. As such, desalination has become the backbone of almost all GCC states.
The Iceberg Harvesting Project depends on sourcing freshwater from Antarctica's floating icebergs, by identifying and imaging floating ice masses for towing by huge tugboats all the way to the coast of Fujairah (UAE).
Every year & Due to global warming, many icebergs disintegrate from Antarctica and then they float on theocean until they melt wasting billions & billions of gallons of the world’s most important substance (freshwater) and causing the sea level to rise; So why not take advantage of what little the nature can offer us.
Currently R & D is on the final stage of developing a unique technology to harvest icebergs and deliver themto nations around the world with a more competitive pricing.
The Arabian Peninsula states, i.e. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates(referred to together as the GCC states) and Yemen, is home to some of the most water scarce countries in the world, classified as hot desert climates. They lack any access to natural freshwater, endure record drought rates and expect an imminent depletion of groundwater reserves due to overuse. As such, desalination has become the backbone of almost all GCC states, supplying as much as 99 percent of potable water needs, and representing 57% of global desalination output. The region's heavy reliance on desalination has even exacerbated due to the record high per-capita water use rate within the region. In the UAE, for instance, a resident consumes some 550 liters per day -- a huge strain on state coffers. Within the UAE, demand for water is set to grow by around 123 percent in Abu Dhabi and by an average north of 100 percent in the remaining six emirates, due to population and economic growth. Industry studies estimate that over 96 percent of the water consumed in the UAE by 2019 will come from desalination, if the lack of viable alternatives persists. That places the government under significant pressure to find more affordable technologies. In line with these strategic endeavours, Abu Dhabi-based consulting firm, the National Advisor Bureau Limited, has pursued the promising project concept (Iceberg water) that we believe could deliver greater benefits to the UAE and neighbouring countries, while considerably reducing generation costs. The National Advisor Bureau Limited is a leading technical consulting firm with strong roots in water and energy consulting and research and development (R&D). The Company is headquartered in Masdar City, Abu-Dhabi.
The Iceberg Harvesting Project depends on sourcing freshwater from Antarctica's floating icebergs, byidentifying and imaging floating ice masses for towing by huge tugboats all the way to the coast of Fujairah (UAE). At a specifically-built Fujairah processing plant, a melting, piping and distribution infrastructure will be erected and operated by the Company and its stakeholders.
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