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Dubai awards water supply network contract in Palm Jumeirah

2 January 2013

The Palm Jumeirah in UAE

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract for the water transmission network project in Palm Jumeirah.

The proposed project is expected to supply, extend and implement a600mm to 900mm-diameter pipe water transmission network by 3km in the artificial archipelago.

The contract is worth AED57.5m ($15.65m).

DEWA has undertaken the project to address the growing demand for water in various areas of Dubai.

The project is also expected to support the city's position in the region; increase trade, finance, and tourism; and provide reliable infrastructure to meet DEWA's development goals.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority MD and CEO, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said the authority is continuously supplying power and water to its highest levels and is trying to meet customer's demands.

"The main objective of the project is to enhance production and operational capacity, support water transmission networks and increase water flow to meet a sharp demand for water for current and future projects in the palm," Tayer added.

"This will also contribute to DEWA's efforts to achieve sustainable development."

Under the project, a water pipeline network made up of glass reinforced epoxy will be installed to transfer water from the trunk of the palm, across the tunnel and reaching the crescent of the palm.

The project work is expected to be completed within 18 months.


Image: Palm Jumeirah in UAE. Photo: Courtesy of NASA.