DEWA Water Transmission Network project on track for completion

Project will enable DEWA to keep pace with growing demand and increase water reserves

96.4% of works have been completed on Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) $70m Water Transmission Network project. The project spans 36km across Dubai and is split into two sections; Section A with 12.52km of 1,200mm piping, and Section B with 13.97km of 1,200mm & 10.15km of 600mm piping, making to a total of 24.12 km.

According to a statement from DEWA, the project includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) water pipes (in different diameters), and also precast GRE chambers.

Commenting on the project’s progress, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said it has 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 increases water reserves. These efforts have reduced the losses in water transmission and distribution networks from 42% in 1988 to 5.1% currently. This is one of the lowest scores in the world and compares favourably to North America, where water losses are around 15%,” explained Al Tayer.

Executive vice president (Water & Civil) Abdullah Obaidullah noted that the project locations include extensions along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, and connections between the Hassyan Pump Station to Dubai Investments Park and Dubai World Central. It also includes the extension from Nakhali Reservoir to Alaweer roundabout alongside the Dubai-Hatta Road and Muhaisnah, and from Margham wells to Dubai Al Ain Road, he concluded.

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