DEWA completes 30% of $70m water project
This supports DEWA’s strategic plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of its water network to manage demand growth and increase water flow in Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that it has made progress in the supply, extension and commissioning of the 46km water transmission networks, with a total cost of $70m (AED260m).
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “To date, approximately 13km, which is 30% of the project, has been completed. The project includes 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.
"In addition, the project also includes 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. This also meets the requirements of other water development projects in those areas as well.”
He added: “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.”
Al Tayer said that the project is expected to be completed by May 2018.
According to Dubai Media Office, the project supports DEWA’s strategic plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of its water network to manage demand growth and increase water flow in Dubai.