DEWA awards $35m contract to extend water network

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has awarded the $35.3m contract to extend its water network

DEWA has awarded a $35.3m contract to extend its water network.
DEWA has awarded a $35.3m contract to extend its water network.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $35.3m (AED130m) contract to extend its water network in a bid to meet increasing needs for water and building infrastructure in the region . 

The works will aim develop Dubai's position as a global hub for trade and finance and meet the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai .

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: "Through a variety of projects, DEWA continues to increase its level of efficiency in all its operations, to support sustainable development in the Emirate. 

"These projects include the 600-1200mm per diameter extension of GRE (Glass-Reinforced Epoxy) main water pipelines, using the NDRC (Non-Destructive Road Crossing) tunnel-digging method to protect the infrastructure and services for major water transmission networks located around the Emirate, at a total cost of  $35.3m (AED130m)."

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The project is expected to be completed within 30 months of its start date.

The NDRC network will be launched and will by fully-operational once all extension work has been completed. 

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