Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has completed 87.73 per cent of its project to extend its water transmission network by 36 km across Dubai, at a total cost of AED256 million ($70 million). The project should be complete by April 2021.
The project locations include extensions along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road; and connections between the Hassyan Pump Station to Dubai Investments Park and Dubai World Central; from Nakhali Reservoir to Alaweer roundabout alongside the Dubai-Hatta Road and Muhaisnah; and from Margham wells to Dubai Al Ain Road.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, said, "We use the latest international technologies in the generation, transmission, distribution and control of electricity and water networks, and follow the best international practices in all our projects to increase production and operational efficiency."
"We have made significant achievements in developing the water network to enhance its efficiency and reliability as well as increase the water flow. This meets the overall development needs, keeps pace with growing demand, and our increases water reserve. These efforts have reduced the losses in water transmission and distribution networks from 42% in 1988 to 5.36% currently," observed Al Tayer.
"This is one of the lowest scores in the world and compares favourably to North America, where water losses are around 15%," he added.
Executive VP (Water & Civil) Abdullah Obaidullah said that the project has two sections. Section A is 11.811 km in total and Section B is 24.03 km in total.
The project includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) water pipes (in different diameters), and also precast GRE chambers.