DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Temak S.A in Greece was awarded the second prize in a global award that tackles the issue of water scarcity through finding innovative solutions. The award, overseen by The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), includes three main categories: Innovative Projects Award (Small and Large projects), Innovative Research and Development Award (National and International institutions), and the Innovative Youth Award. Temak S.A came second in the first category.
Valued at $1m, the award was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to encourage sustainable and innovative solutions to address water scarcity using solar power. The UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) oversees the award under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
The Greece based company participated in the award with a solar powered Reverse Osmosis plant to produce drinking water, a self-sustained project with an energy recovery device with 42% energy savings. Its efforts were recognised with an award for a second place.
Irodis G. Mitsopoulos, President of TEMAK S.A., commented: “I would like to congratulate the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia) for this commendable initiative which encourages, promotes and rewards solutions and technologies that contribute to the welfare of human life. Our mission for over 40 years has been to develop and apply technologies for low cost production of fresh, potable water from sea or high salinity ground water, accessible for all people. This award makes us proud and creates a strong commitment for us to keep on working with greater passion and enthusiasm, in order to offer the precious fresh potable water to even more people with the lowest possible cost.”
The Mohammed bin Rashid Global Water Award is based on a rigorous assessment process in accordance with the highest international standards and best practices. All of which are held to measure the feasibility of projects submitted to achieve Suqia's objectives.
*Source: ME NewsWire