Design of DIP drainage network due in four months
MWH started design works this August for the stormwater and groundwater drainage network that will be eventually be linked to Dubai South's main drainage facilities
Dubai Investments Park (DIP) has inked an agreement that will see the development of a stormwater and groundwater drainage network within its 3,200ha premises.
MWH, part of Stantec, will design the network under the contract's terms.
The design process commenced this August and is expected to be completed in four months.
Once built, the network will be linked to Dubai Municipality's main drainage network for Dubai South and its adjacent communities.
The stormwater network will include up to 147km of pipeline, 2,000 manholes, five ponds, and five lift stations.
MWH's regional director for the Middle East, Wessam Daoud, recently inked the project's contract with Omar Al Mesmar, general manager of DIP.
Remarking on the development, Al Mesmar said: "DIP’s agreement with MWH is aimed at implementing an efficient flood management plan with minimum public access interruption.
"The complex network of inlets and conduits requires extensive evaluation and DIP is working closely with MWH to design a balanced storm water management system on a priority basis."
MWH is reported by WAM as having developed the first ever sewerage, stormwater and groundwater drainage, and irrigation master plan for Dubai.
The company has also been picked by Dubai Municipality to prepare engineering designs for Dubai South's drainage systems, covering a total area of more than 420 sqkm.