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DEWA’s water pipeline project nears completion

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed 96.4% of its project to extend its water transmission network by 36.6 kilometres across Dubai.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, affirmed that DEWA used the latest technologies in the generation, transmission, distribution and control of electricity and water networks.
DEWA 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 US, where water losses are around 15%.
Abdullah Obaidullah, executive vice president of water and civil at DEWA, said the project should be completed next month.
The project has two sections. Section A comprises of 12.52 kilometres of 1200mm diameter in total, and Section B with 13.97 kilometres of 1200 mm and 10.15 kilometres of 600mm making to a total of 24.12 kilometres.
The project includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) water pipes (in different diameters), and also precast GRE chambers.