Dewa starts work on $46m water pipeline network
DUBAI, September 1, 2014
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has commenced work on a 25-km water pipeline network across the city in the UAE.
The Dh170 million ($46.2 million) project will connect 17 locations with the main transmission lines to increase flow, ensure reliable supply, and raise the network pressure to meet current and future demands, said a statement.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of Dewa, said: “In line with its strategy and plans to meet developmental requirements that align with the Dubai Strategic Plan, Dewa is upgrading the efficiency and capacity of the infrastructure to generate, transmit and distribute electricity and water to secure the needs of customers, developers and other business categories in light of the ongoing increase in demand on electricity and water.
“Dewa seeks to increase productivity, operational efficiency, and increased water flow to meet rapid growth in various areas of Dubai to drive sustainable development.”
The project includes extending glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipelines in different diameters, in addition to a remote control and monitoring system, said Al Tayer.
It consists of three parts - a 1,200-mm main line that starts from Al Aweer through Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, Business Bay and Al Khail Road to Al Quoz station; a 600-mm main pipeline from Al Khail Road along Al Khamila Street to Sheikh Zayed Road; and a 900-mm main pipeline from Sheikh Zayed Road passing through Dubai Pearl and Al Sufouh Road to Palm Jumeirah.
“The project started as planned. Work on extending and launching the main water transmission network is expected to be completed by the end of 2015,” added Al Tayer. - TradeArabia News Service