Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awarded a contract worth $32.1m to supply fit and commission 26.5km of long water pipelines, with diameters varying from 600 to 1,200mm, across Dubai.
The project has been granted to achieve crucial ongoing projects on DEWA’s infrastructure along with enhancing the efficiency of the water network to increase the water flow and fulfill the rising demand for water across all Dubai.
DEWA MD & CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “This project is a part of our efforts to achieve the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote sustainable and comprehensive development of electricity and water in the Emirate.
“This will be accomplished to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency, to satisfy our customers’ needs.”
The scope of the contract includes the fitting of Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) main water pipes, with a diameter of 1,200mm, to connect several areas, including the water reservoir in Al Nakhali, to Al Aweer, and all the way to the Hatta Road.
It also includes the fitting of 600mm wide main water pipes in Muhaisnah, water wells in Margham, and the Dubai–Al Ain highway, to increase water flow for the development projects in these regions.
The project is expected to be completed in a span of 30 months. After completion, it would cover several sites to increase water flow, ensure stability of water access, and raise pressure in the network to keep pace with the growing demand for water in those areas.
Recently, DEWA awarded a contract worth AED157m ($42.7m) for the construction of a water reservoir in Al Lusaily, with a storage capacity of 60 million gallons of desalinated water.
The reservoir is expected to increase Dubai’s storage capacity to 890 million gallons.
The scope of project includes the construction of a rectangular, reinforced, concrete 60-million-gallon reservoir alongside the existing water reservoir, which stores 120 million gallons of desalinated water.