Construction on Dubai's Dhs287.8m Nakhali water reservoir to be completed in Q3 2021
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Construction on Dubai’s Dhs287.8m Nakhali water reservoir to be completed in Q3 2021

Construction on Dubai’s Dhs287.8m Nakhali water reservoir to be completed in Q3 2021

The reservoir will have a storage capacity of 120 million imperial gallons

Dewa Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said that it has completed 81.22 per cent construction work on the Nakhali water reservoir.

The project which will have a storage capacity of 120 million imperial gallons (MIG) has investments totaling Dhs287.8m and is expected to be completed by the end of Q3 2021.

“The construction of the 120 MIG reservoir in Al Nakhali and another 60 MIG reservoir in Al Lusaily supports DEWA’s strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of water networks, raise water flow and volume of water reserves to meet the growing demand and sustainable development in Dubai. We aim to increase the storage capacity of Dubai to 1002 MIG compared to the current capacity of 815 MIG,” said Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Al Tayer said that DEWA adopts the latest global technologies in the water sector, noting that losses in DEWA’s water transmission and distribution networks decreased from 42 per cent in 1988 to 5.1 per cent.

Abdullah Obaidullah, executive vice president of Water and Civil at DEWA, said that the Nakhali reservoir, construction on which started in October 2018, will employ robots for cleaning purposes, without human intervention to maintain the highest standards of health and safety. Solar photovoltaic panels will also be installed on the reservoir’s rooftop to generate clean energy.

Meanwhile DEWA has increased its production of desalinated water to 490 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). The increased production is a result of adding new units at DEWA’s Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex which uses Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology.

Read: DEWA’s desalinated water production at Jebel Ali increases to 490m imperial gallons daily

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