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Dubai’s DEWA awards Dhs248m contract for water pipelines

Dubai’s DEWA awards Dhs248m contract for water pipelines

The project is slated for completion in 30 months

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract worth Dhs248m to supply, extend and commission 40km of water pipelines in the city.

The project includes the extension of GRE (glass-reinforced epoxy) main water pipes for up to 40km along Al Qudra Street in Dubai to the Al Ain highway.

It aims to increase water-flow capacity and provide water to development projects in these areas, a statement said.

DEWA will also develop a pipeline along Emirates Road to increase the water-flow capacity of Khawaneej 2 and additional pipelines in other parts of Dubai to increase water flow during emergencies.

The project also includes remote control and monitoring systems to allow for the continuous control of the main water transport network.

Remote-controlled valves in the control centre will contribute to the isolation of faults in the shortest possible time, reducing water losses in the network, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

“The project 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, according to planning approvals.

“The time required to implement the project, according to the planned programme, is 30 months,” he stated.

The project is part of plans to meet the electricity and water needs under Dubai Plan 2021.

“We are working to increase production and improve operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water in several parts of Dubai, and as a contingency against any emergencies. This contributes to the advancement of sustainable development,” added Al Tayer.

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