DEWA on track to complete $70m water pipeline project

Firm says losses in water transmission and distribution network are now 5.36% compared to 42% in 1988

88% of work has been completed on its water transmission network extension project, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said. The 36km long project is expected to be complete by April 2021 and cost a total of $70m.

DEWA’s executive VP, Water & Civil, Abdullah Obaidullah stated that the project has two sections; Section A is 11.811 km while Section B is 24.03km in total. The project includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) water pipes (in different diameters), as well as precast GRE chambers.

According to a statement from DEWA, the project locations include extensions along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road; connections between the Hassyan Pump Station to Dubai Investments Park and Dubai World Central; Nakhali Reservoir to Alaweer roundabout alongside the Dubai-Hatta Road and Muhaisnah; and from Margham wells to Dubai Al Ain Road.

“We use the latest international technologies in the generation, transmission, distribution and control of electricity and water networks, and follow the best international practices in all our projects to increase production and operational efficiency. We have made significant achievements in developing the water network to enhance its efficiency and reliability as well as increase the water flow. This meets the overall development needs, keeps pace with growing demand, and our increases water reserve. These efforts have reduced the losses in water transmission and distribution networks from 42% in 1988 to 5.36% currently,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

He added, “This is one of the lowest scores in the world and compares favorably to North America, where water losses are around 15%.”


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