Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to lay up to 19.5km of new pipelines to improve water supply in emirate
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract to supply, extend and commission 19.5km of water pipelines, at a total cost of AED131 million ($35.6 million) to connect different areas of the emirate.
The project includes the extension of 1,200mm diameter main water pipes to connect Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central in Jebel Ali, and Dubai Industrial City, with the Hassyan plant.
This will increase the water-flow capacity and meet the increasing demand for water in the developmental projects in these areas, DEWA said in a statement.
The project, which is expected to take 30 months to complete, includes several sites for connecting main transmission pipelines, to increase water flow, ensure the continuity of water access, and raise pressure in the network to keep pace with the increasing demand for water in those areas.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “Awarding this project supports our efforts to achieve the vision of the wise leadership to promote the comprehensive and sustainable development of Dubai. We work to increase the production and operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water to meet increasing demand for water in different areas of Dubai."