Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced the completion of 92 per cent of the work on the water pumping station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
The project is being implemented in two phases with Phase I boasting a total capacity of 4.5 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD) and the second with a capacity of 3 MIGD.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, said: "The 7.5 MIGD pumping station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park uses the latest world-class technologies as well as energy efficiency."
"With work in full swing, it is expected to be completed and connected to Dubai’s water network by the end of June. The total cost of the project is AED23.1 million ($6.2 million)," he added.
Al Tayer pointed out that similar water network projects were being developed across all areas of Dubai to meet the rapid growth and keep up with the growing demand for water in all areas of the emirate through specific and reliable planning processes that are based on the latest foresight tools.
"Electricity and water infrastructure expansion plans are developed based on demand forecast in Dubai until 2030," he stated.
Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive VP (Water & Civil) at Dewa, said the pumping station aims to meet the water demand of the different facilities and buildings at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and nearby areas.
The station will use clean energy from the solar park and can be operated remotely through the supervisory control and data acquisition system, he added.