DEWA's Dhs256m water pipeline project in Dubai nears completion
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DEWA’s Dhs256m water pipeline project in Dubai nears completion

DEWA’s Dhs256m water pipeline project in Dubai nears completion

It will extend DEWA’s water transmission network by 36km across Dubai and is now nearly 88 per cent complete

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has said that its project to extend its water transmission network by 36km across Dubai is now nearly 88 per cent complete and is on course to be completed by April 2021.

The Dhs256m expansion project includes 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.

The project has two sections. Section A has a total length of 11.81km and Section B is 24.03km long. The project includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) water pipes (in different diameters), and also precast GRE chambers, reported Dubai Media Office.

By implementing overall new technologies over the last few decades, DEWA said that losses in water transmission and distribution networks have been reduced substantially from 42 per cent in 1988 to current levels of 5.36 per cent. “This is one of the lowest scores in the world and compares favourably to North America, where water losses are around 15 per cent,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

DEWA, which reportedly has over a million customers, said in October last year that new projects worth over Dhs80bn were either ongoing or envisaged for completion over the next five years.

Read: Dubai’s DEWA repays $1.5bn bond, turns debt-free

Its generating, transmission and distribution infrastructure assets to supply water and electricity are now valued at over Dhs175bn.

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