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DEWA reports progress on $50m water pipeline

The utility says 69% of its water pipeline project has been completed

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has reported "significant progress" on its $50.3m (AED 185m) water pipeline project.

Slated for completion in May 2018,  the Jebel Ali – Al Hebab water pipeline will stretch for 30km across Dubai.

More than 21km of piping has been completed so far, with the project currently 69% complete.

The project includes the extension of 1,200mm (diameter) glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipelines.

The pipeline will deliver water to Nakhali, Al Aweer, Al Qudra, and the Dubai International Endurance City areas.

Various projects along the Al Ain road will benefit from increased water flow as well.

Commenting on the progress of the project, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said: “This [project] supports our ambitious strategy and plans for the comprehensive development of electricity and water as per the Dubai Plan 2021, and meets the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency, to ensure customer demand.

"DEWA is working to improve the efficiency of its operations, and increase water flow to meet the growing demand for water in various parts of Dubai, to support the sustainable development of the emirate."

DEWA’s water pipeline comes with in-built remote control and monitoring systems allowing round-the-clock control of water transportation.

Remote-controlled valves inside the pipes will also allow authorities to quickly isolate future faults, mitigating any loss of water across the network.

By doing this, DEWA hopes to achieve “world-leading standards in reducing water losses” akin to EU or US water pipelines, Al Tayer added.

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