DEWA awards water pipeline contract in Dubai, UAE

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a AED248 m ($68m) contract to supply, extend and commission 40km of water pipelines in the UAE city.

Under the terms of the contract, 600-1,200mm extension of glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipes will be carried out along Al Qudra Street and the Dubai to Al Ain highway.

The extension is aimed at improving water-flow capacity and supply water to required development projects being carried out in the areas.

The project will see an increase in the water-flow capacity with additional pipelines in Khawaneej 2 and other parts of the city during emergencies.

Effective and continuous control of the main water transport network will also be ensured through monitoring systems and remote-controlled valves that are expected to identify faults in the control centre, leading to decrease of water losses.

DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “This supports our ambitious strategy and plans to meet the needs of the comprehensive development of electricity and water for the Dubai Plan 2021, and meets the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency, to meet customer demand.

“We are working to increase production and improve operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water in several parts of Dubai, and as a contingency against any emergencies.”

The project further includes multiple sites for main transmission pipeline connections, enhanced water flow, continuous water access and increased pressure in the network to meet the growing demand for water.

It is expected to require up to 30 months for implementation.

Image: Work under progress on new water pipelines in Dubai. Photo: courtesy of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.