Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract to supply, extend and commission 40km of water pipelines, at a total cost of Dh248 million ($68.5 million).
“This supports our ambitious strategy and plans to meet the needs of the comprehensive development of electricity and water for the Dubai Plan 2021, and meets the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency, to meet customer demand. We to working to increase production and improve operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water in several parts of Dubai, and as a contingency against any emergencies. This contributes to the advancement of sustainable development,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.
“The project includes the extension of 600-1,200 millimetre (diameter) extension of GRE (Glass-Reinforced Epoxy) main water pipes of up to 40 km along Al Qudra Street and the Dubai to Al Ain highway, to increase water-flow capacity and provide water, where needed, to development projects in these areas.
“In addition, there will be a pipeline along Emirates Road to increase the water-flow capacity of Khawaneej 2 and additional pipelines in other parts of Dubai to increase water flow in emergencies. The project also includes remote control and monitoring systems, which allow the continuous control of the main water transport network effectively, through remote-controlled valves in the control centre, which contribute to the isolation of faults in the shortest possible time, thereby reducing water losses in the network,” noted Al Tayer.
“The project includes several sites for connecting main transmission pipelines, to increase water flow, ensure the continuity of water access, and raise pressure in the network to keep pace with the increasing demand for water in those areas, according to planning approvals. The time required to implement the project, according to the planned programme, is 30 months,” Al Tayer concluded.