Future depends on level of clean water

BIG 5: A producer of prefabricated water tanks has said that the delivery of clean water could decide whether the Middle East construction boom maintains its speed.

A producer of prefabricated water tanks has said that the delivery of clean water could decide whether the Middle East construction boom maintains its speed. Steve Eggers, managing director, Steelfab Water Solutions, believes that there needs to be better infrastructure in the provision of water.

The firm, which is based in Perth, Australia, constructs water tanks of various sizes.

It was the first company to install water tanks at The World project in Dubai.

It bought in the materials to construct two 270,000 litre tanks by air, and then constructed them in three-and-a-half days. Eggers said: "Our main problem is that there is often not enough preparation done before we bring our tanks in.

"Often we have to wait for the ground to be cleared and cement to be laid. There is no point having all these fantastic buildings if they don't have any water, so developers need to make sure everything is properly prepared."

The company has had many projects across the globe, including in Qatar and India.

"There is a water crisis in many parts of the world," said Eggers. "I am sure it is going to become the most important issue facing us all." Steelfab Water Solutions is exhibiting at Big 5 for the fifth time.

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