Dubai's DEWA awards $66m reservoir deal

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Dubai's state utility said on Monday that it has awarded a AED246m ($66.9m) contract for a water reservoir project.

The Lusaily reservoir, which will have a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water, will expand Dubai's total capacity to 723 million gallons, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said in a statement.

It said the award of the contract was part of DEWA's strategic plan to "to secure adequate reserves of water storage for the emirate of Dubai".

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: "This project is part of DEWA's strategy and efforts to support and enhance water transmission networks and increase quantities of water flow to meet the rapid growth and demand for water all over the emirate.

"The project includes constructing, testing and commissioning two reinforced concrete reservoirs with capacity of 60 million gallons each and connecting them to pipelines and the existing reservoir," added Al Tayer.

The project is expected to be completed within 20 months, Al Tayer said without saying who had been awarded the contract.

Last year, risk consultants Maplecroft said the oil and gas-rich states Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were reportedly at “extreme risk” of interruption to their water supply, topping a list of 186 nations.

A fresh flow of GCC construction contractor awards for new power and water projects are on the grid and expected to be worth $32.4bn in 2013, according to new research by Ventures Middle East.

According to Venture's report published on Sunday, most of the power and water project activity for 2013 is expected in Saudi Arabia, which will see $17bn worth of new contracts awarded.

The Gulf kingdom will be followed by the UAE and Kuwait, which are both expected to sign off on brand new contracts totaling $4.2bn each.

Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Petroleum producers shift attention from Middle East: Kemp

Petroleum producers shift attention from Middle East: Kemp

Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and...

Back in business

Back in business

Iran’s tankers are back on the oceans as sanctions on the Islamic...

A new future for Saudi Arabia?

A new future for Saudi Arabia?

The vast Wadd Al Shimal phosphate mine in the north of Saudi...

Most Popular
Most Discussed