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|18 October, 2018

Dubai's DEWA awards $36mln contract for water pipeline project

The project includes several sites for connecting main transmission pipelines

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction continues on the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California January 8, 2014. The one billion dollar project is expected to produce 50 million gallons of drinking water a day for San Diego County. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction continues on the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California January 8, 2014. The one billion dollar project is expected to produce 50 million gallons of drinking water a day for San Diego County. REUTERS/Mike Blake

REUTERS/Mike Blake

DUBAI - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has awarded a contract to supply, extend and commission 19.5km of water pipelines, at a total cost of AED 131 million to connect different areas of Dubai.

"Awarding this project supports our efforts to achieve the vision of the wise leadership to promote the comprehensive and sustainable development of Dubai. We work to increase the production and operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water to meet increasing demand for water in different areas of Dubai. This implements our ambitious strategies and plans to meet the comprehensive development needs of electricity and water, and achieve the aspirations of all stakeholders according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.

The project includes the extension of 1,200 millimetre (diameter) GRE (Glass-Reinforced Epoxy) main water pipes of up to 19.5 km and related works. This will connect different areas including the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central in Jebel Ali, and Dubai Industrial City, with the Hassyan plant. This will increase the water-flow capacity and meet the increasing demand for water in the developmental projects in these areas.

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The project includes several sites for connecting main transmission pipelines, to increase water flow, ensure the continuity of water access, and raise pressure in the network to keep pace with the increasing demand for water in those areas in 30 months.

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