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Dubai’s DEWA says on track to complete Dhs260m water project by 2018

Dubai’s DEWA says on track to complete Dhs260m water project by 2018

The project involves the supply, extension and commissioning of major water transmission networks

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is on track to complete its Dhs260m water project by May 2018, it announced on Sunday.

The project involves the supply, extension and commissioning of major water transmission networks with a total length of 46km across various parts of Dubai.

It is part of DEWA’s strategic plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of its water network to manage demand growth and increase water flow in the emirate.

“To date, approximately 13km, which is 30 per cent of the project, has been completed,” confirmed Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

The project will see the extension of GRE (glass reinforced epoxy) main water larger pipe, to increase water flow between Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road along Hessa street and Al Qudra road, and along the Jebel Ali to Al Hebab road towards Emirates Road in the areas between Dubai to Al Ain road and Al Qudra.

It will also see an extension of the main water pipeline at Al Lusaily up to the junction between Al Ain road at Jebel Ali and the Al Hebab road, and several other pipelines from Mushrif station (headed towards Al Warqa) and Al Khaleej road.

“This is intended to provide gravity-fed water, in case of emergency, and provide Al Reem, and other future projects on both sides of Al Qudra street, with water,” said Al Tayer.

“This also meets the requirements of other water development projects in those areas as well.

“The project also contributes to increasing water flow in Al Warqa and Palm Deira, ensuring the continuity of water access, and raising the pressure in the network, to support existing and future projects,” he added.

It also includes two sites to connect the main transmission pipelines along the Jebel Ali to Al Hebab road, and the Dubai to Hatta road, to increase water supply at Al Nakhli.

“The water transmission networks are managed with remote-controlled valves in the control centre, which contribute to the isolation of the faults in the shortest possible time, and reduce the loss of water in the network,” he added.

In late July, DEWA also awarded a consultancy contract worth Dhs6.3m for two water reservoirs.

The contract covers the design and construction of one water reservoir in Al Nakhli with a storage capacity of 120 million gallons, and another in Al Lusaily, with a storage capacity of 60 million gallons.

The move aims to increase the storage capacity of Dubai to 1,010 million gallons.

Read more: Dubai’s DEWA awards Dhs6.3m contract for water reservoirs

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