Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a Dh118-million ($32.1 million) contract to supply, fit, and commission 26.5 km of water pipelines across Dubai.
The new project will help achieve vital ongoing projects on Dewa’s infrastructure, and increase water flow to meet demand, said its top official.
"This project is a part of our efforts to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable and comprehensive development of electricity and water in the emirate," remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO.
"This will be accomplished to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency, to satisfy our customers’ needs," he added.
The scope of work includes the fitting of Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) main water pipes, with a diameter of 1,200 mm, to connect multiple areas, including the water reservoir in Al Nakhali, to Al Aweer, and all the way to the Hatta Road.
It also includes the fitting of main water pipes with a diameter of 600mm in Muhaisnah, water wells in Margham, and the Dubai-Al Ain highway, to increase water flow to development projects in these areas.
The project is due to be completed in 30 months. It will cover several sites to increase water flow, ensure 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.