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Dubai’s DEWA Begins Work On Dhs170m Water-Transmission Project

Dubai’s DEWA Begins Work On Dhs170m Water-Transmission Project

The project will connect 17 locations with the main transmission lines to increase water flow and ensure reliable supply.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commenced work on a 25km water-transmission network project that aims to ensure better water supply to areas across the emirate, it announced on Sunday.

The project, estimated to cost Dhs170 million, will connect 17 locations with the main transmission lines to increase water flow, ensure reliable supply and raise the network pressure to meet current and future demands, a statement said.

The project includes extending Glass-Reinforced-Epoxy (GRE) main water pipelines in different diameters, in addition to a remote control and monitoring system.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said, “In line with its strategy and plans to meet developmental requirements that align with the Dubai Strategic Plan, DEWA is upgrading the efficiency and capacity of the infrastructure to generate, transmit and distribute electricity and water to secure the needs of customers, developers and other business categories in light of the ongoing increase in demand on electricity and water.

“DEWA seeks to increase productivity, operational efficiency, and increased water flow to meet rapid growth in various areas of Dubai to drive sustainable development.”

The project is being carried out in three parts, said DEWA.

The first part is a 1,200mm main water-transmission line that starts from Al Aweer through Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, Business Bay and Al Khail Road to Al Quoz station.

The second part comprises a 600mm pipeline from Al Khail Road along Al Khamila Street to Sheikh Zayed Road.

The third part includes a 900mm pipeline from Sheikh Zayed Road passing through Dubai Pearl and Al Sufouh Road to Palm Jumeirah.

“The project started as planned. Work on extending and launching the main water transmission network is expected to be completed by the end of 2015,” added Al Tayer.

The UAE has been taking various measures to meet growing demand for water across the country, and also prevent excessive usage and wastage.

The country currently has one of the highest per capita rates of water consumption in the world, standing at around 550 litres per day, compared to the international average of 170 to 300 litres per day, according to the Federal Water and Electricity Authority.


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