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Due to the arid climate of the United Arab Emirates, it does not have many choices when it comes to water resources.
However, in the past six years, he has been working on a plan from Antarctica to Tow 2km×500m iceberg, and using modern technology to discharge USD 55 million into the Arabian Gulf. The floating of ice is not just to provide drinking water for millions of people, but it also determines the positive weather changes in the area.
Alshehi told the Euronews newspaper: “Bring in these icebergs and use them in fresh water,Instead of using desalination, it will be cheaper. "Because desalination plants require a lot of capital investment. ”
Although it looks a bit crazy, it will remove the iceberg from The idea of dragging Antarctica to the Middle East can be traced back to 1975, when French scientists proposed it as a solution to Saudi Arabia’s drinking water shortage. However, due to technical difficulties, the plan failed two years later. However, now is the 21st century. Abdullah Arshihi firmly believes that this work can be done with modern technology.
The Emirati businessman wanted to take a huge iceberg from Heard Island near the Antarctic and drag it thousands of miles with a metal strap to prevent it. Falling off during a long trip. He still predicts that within 10 months of transporting the iceberg to the Arabian Gulf, the iceberg will lose about 30% of its mass, but this will still leave enough water to extract. The rapid melting in warm water is another big challenge, but Archie thinks it can be overcome.
He said: "We will start harvesting immediately, and it is estimated that it will take two to three months. "The iceberg is expected to arrive in the winter in the United Arab Emirates. In addition,There are other facts, such as the depth of icebergs-they are 300 meters deep in the sea-the deeper you go, the cooler the water. "
In addition to providing five years of fresh water for millions of people in the UAE, this iceberg is expected to bring some much-needed rainwater to the region, which will greatly benefit the region’s agriculture. In addition, it can also promote the development of tourism, and tourists can take an "iceberg tour".
Abdulla Alshehi said: "The presence of these icebergs is expected to cause changes in weather patterns because they are cold. Objects, they will attract the clouds moving to the center of the Arabian Sea. "Once it enters the center, we expect it will attract more rainwater into the area. ”
There will be a trial run later this year, using a tugboat to tow a smaller iceberg to a short distance. If all goes well, we will be ready to let a The huge iceberg moved to the coast of Fujairah, UAE.