Dubai's DEWA says to invest $70m in new water network

State utility firm awards contract to supply, lay and commission 46km water transmission network in Dubai
Dubai's DEWA says to invest $70m in new water network
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
By Staff writer
Fri 29 Jan 2016 10:29 AM

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a AED260 million ($70.8 million) contract to supply, lay and commission a 46km water transmission network in Dubai.

The deal is part of DEWA's strategy to enhance the efficiency and reliability of water networks to meet the increasing growth of demand and water flow all over Dubai.

The project is expected to take 28 months to be completed, according to a statement.

"DEWA is always seeking to raise its production and operational capacity and increase water flow to meet the increasing growth of the demand for water all over Dubai at all times to contribute to driving sustainable development and providing the different requirements to achieve our plans," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

The project includes laying water pipesbetween Dubai Academic City Road and Dubai Bypass Road and the Emirates Road, and from the Emirates Road along Jebel Ali-Al Hebab reaching Al Qudra Road.

A main pipeline will also be extended from Al Lussaily reservoir to the intersection of Al-Ain Road and Jebel Ali-Al Hebab, in addition to other pipelines from Mushrif Station to Al Warqa'a, and along Al Khaleej Road.

"This project will provide water through gravity in emergencies to various areas, and to provide Al Reem Area, and the future projects on both sides of Al Qudra Road, and other developments with water," said Al Tayer.

He added: "The project will improve water flow to Al Warqa'a and the Palm Deira to ensure an uninterrupted water supply and the network's water pressure network. This will support both existing and future projects to add more flexibility to the transmission network."

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