about the plant

The plant covers approximately 160,000 square metres and has an initial wastewater treatment capacity of 16,000 cubic metres per day

The plant is located about 11 kilometres North of the City of Fujairah and about 4 kilometres South of Qidfaa. The plant site was chosen for its proximity to the solid waste composting factory, which allows all waste management for the concession area to be carried out in the one location. The site is accessible via the Fujairah-Khor Fakkan Highway so that goods and materials can be easily transported.

The plant site covers an area of approximately 160,000 square metres. The plant has a flexible, modular design that allows for increased wastewater treatment capacity by simply adding more modules as needed. The plant’s initial wastewater treatment capacity is 16,000 cubic metres per day, with two modules of 8,000 cubic metres per day. Due to recent population growth, Tanqia is in the process of increasing the plant’s wastewater treatment capacity by another 16,000 cubic metres per day, thereby doubling the overall treatment capacity of the plant to 32,000 cubic metres per day. The plant and pumping stations have emergency power generators in the event of a blackout or power supply interruption.

Tanqia’s head office, including the management and operations teams, are located at the site. A housing community will accommodate approximately 60 workers on-site.


  • A proven leader in local and international business ventures, Mubadala Development Company is the private sector investment arm of the Abu Dhabi Government.

  • Elwan is a privately held, boutique infrastructure and real estate development company with assets and projects in the United States, the Middle East and Europe.


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News Releases


    March, 2018

    Pioneering firm TANQIA – the first privately held wastewater collection and treatment utility in the UAE and wider Middle East – is moving forward at a pace with its system expansion, in tandem with the robust demand growth experienced by UAE emirate Fujairah. Here, Ibrahim Elwan – TANQIA’s Executive Chairman – reveals the market dynamics […]

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  • Purification Pioneers

    March, 2017

    TANQIA, in the Emirate of Fujairah, is the first privately-held wastewater collection and treatment utility in the UAE and the Middle East. TANQIA – which means ‘purify’ in Arabic – encapsulates in one word the mission of the company. Mr Ibrahim Elwan, Chairman of the Board, speaks to Sarah Pursey about how TANQIA was created […]

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  • Wastewater Management Pioneer

    March, 2017

    Over the past 30 years, the underground water reserves of the United Arab Emirates have decreased and their salinity increased due to excessive pumping, and unless the depleted reserves are recharged with excess desalinated water, the UAE will become one of the Top 10 most water scarce countries in the world. At the current rate […]

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    December, 2016

    It has been two years since TANQIA – the first privately held wastewater collection and treatment utility in the UAE and Middle East – last spoke with Euroasia Industry. Since then, the pioneering utility has significantly expanded its network, connecting thousands more people and properties, while driving down the cost of its wastewater services via […]

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