Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is nearing the completion of its $69.7 million (€57 million) project to extend the waterpipe network by 36 km across the city.
The pipeline has been extended along Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road and features connections between the Hassyan Pump Station to Dubai Investments Park and Dubai World Central.
Commenting on the project progress, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “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.”
Al Tayer added that DEWA’s efforts have significantly reduced the losses in water transmission and distribution networks from 42% in 1988 to 5.36% at present.
According to Abdullah Obaidullah, executive vice president of Water & Civil at DEWA, he said that the project comprises two sections - section A is 11.81km-long and section B is 24.03km.
The project includes the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Glass-Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) water pipes — in various diameters, as well as precast GRE chambers.
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