Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced in a statement that it has 100% completed the upgrade of Jebel Ali Habab Pumping Station Phase-II & III.
The total capacity of water connections at the station is 36 Million Imperial Gallons Per Day (MIGD), with a total cost of AED 67.44 million.
The upgrade process aims to promote the automation of water pumping, energy conservation, and increasing the production capacity as well as reduction of pump and motor breakdowns.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the project is part of DEWA’s continuous efforts to develop its infrastructure. This meets the growing demand for electricity and water in Dubai and helps DEWA provide its services according to the highest availability, reliability, efficiency, and quality standards for more than a million customers. DEWA also works to ensure the sustainability of water resources as part of the Dubai Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy, which focuses on enhancing water resources, rationalizing water consumption, and using cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to reduce water consumption by 30% by 2030.
“We support the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure that keeps pace with sustainable development requirements. DEWA’s total installed electricity capacity has reached 13,417 MW, and its water capacity has reached 490 MIGD. DEWA adopts the latest global technologies to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and manage all facilities and services in the Emirate through smart connected systems. This improves operational efficiency and reduces losses in the water transmission and distribution networks, which has decreased from 42% in 1988 to 5.1% in 2020, making it one of the lowest water losses worldwide,” added Al Tayer.