Dewa awards US$ 50 mn water transmission network contract in Jebel Ali, UAE

Posted on 18th January 2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a $50m (AED185m) contract to supply, extend, and launch a 27km major water transmission network in Jebel Ali, UAE.

This supports DEWA’s strategic plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of its water network to cope with demand growth and increase water flow in Dubai, according to state news agency, WAM.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, commented: "DEWA is working to improve the efficiency of its operations, and increase water flow to meet the growing demand for water in various parts of Dubai and support the sustainable development of the Emirate."

The project includes the extension of glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipelines of 1,200mm in diameter and 27km in length, to increase water flow along the Jebel Ali-Al Hebab Road. The project will help to meet increasing demand for water in Nakhli, Al Aweer, Al Qudra, and Dubai International Endurance City, in addition to projects along Al Ain road.

Remote monitoring and control systems, and automatic valves will be integrated so that breakdowns along the major water transmission networks can be easily detected and quickly fixed. This will serve to minimise water losses within the network, according to DEWA, according to Constructionweekonline news report.

"The project will take 28 months as scheduled, and it will be closely supervised to ensure that it is completed on time," Al Tayer concluded.

The outfit that secured the contract has not been disclosed.

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