Dubai’s DEWA awards $68m water pipeline contract

Project to take 30 months to implement according to programme schedule


A contract to supply, extend and commission 40km of water pipelines near the Al Qudra and Al Ain highway areas in Dubai has been awarded, as per a statement issued by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

The project, once complete, will increase water-flow capacity and provide sufficient water supply for future developments in the aforementioned areas.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA said: “This supports our ambitious strategy and plans to meet the needs of the comprehensive development of electricity and water for the Dubai Plan 2021, and meets the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency, to meet customer demand. We are working to increase production and improve operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water in several parts of Dubai, and as a contingency against any emergencies. This contributes to the advancement of sustainable development.”

Speaking about what the project will entail, Al Tayer noted: “The project includes the extension of 600-1,200 millimetre (diameter) extension of GRE (Glass-Reinforced Epoxy) main water pipes of up to 40 km along Al Qudra Street and the Dubai to Al Ain highway.”

In addition, there will be a pipeline along Emirates Road to increase water-flow capacity to Khawaneej 2, while extra pipelines in other parts of Dubai is being deployed to increase water flow in case of emergencies.

“The project also includes remote control and monitoring systems, which allow the continuous control of the main water transport network effectively, through remote-controlled valves in the control centre, which contribute to the isolation of faults in the shortest possible time, thereby reducing water losses in the network,” concludes Al Tayer.


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