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Dubai authority completes 46% of $50.4m water pipeline project

DEWA has completed 46% of the 27km Jebel Ali-Al Hebab water pipeline project, which is valued at $50.4m (AED185m)

The project is expected to be completed by May 2018 [image: DEWA].
The project is expected to be completed by May 2018 [image: DEWA].
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has completed 46% of the 27km Jebel Ali-Al Hebab water pipeline project.

The project, which is valued at $50.4m (AED185m), is being implemented in support of efforts to improve the efficiency and reliability of Dubai's water network, according to DEWA.

Elaborating on the progress of the project, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said: "To date, 14.5km, which is 46% of the project, has been completed.

“The project includes the extension of 27km of 1,200mm-diameter glass reinforced epoxy main water pipelines, to increase water flow from the Jebel Ali to Al Hebab road, to meet increasing demand of water in Al Aweer, Al Qudra, and Dubai International Endurance City, in addition to projects along the Al Ain road."

He continued: "This also includes remote monitoring and control systems to effectively control the major water transmission networks all the time. This is done through automatic valves that can be remote-controlled from the control centre, to easily detect breakdowns and quickly fix them to reduce water losses in the network.

"The date expected for the completion of the project, according to the planned programme, is May 2018," added Al Tayer.

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