DEWA progressing with US$55m water pipeline
New pipeline to carry desalinated water across Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is working at present on completing a project for extending four 1,200mm pipelines to transport desalinated water from Station M to Jebel Ali’s tanks and Diamond Crossing along Emirates Road at a total length of 30 Km and a total cost of up to AED204 million (US$55 million).
DEWA’s efforts are intended to meet the increasing demand for water all over the Emirate of Dubai. DEWA has announced that progress is being made in the project to supply, extend and install these water transmission networks. It is expected that two out of the four lines will be completed at a total length of 15 Km by next summer to coincide with setting Station M into service. As for the other two remaining lines, which reach a total length of 15 Km, they are expected to be finished in April 2012.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer managing director and CEO of DEWA stated: “We intend to expand the capacity of water transmission networks to meet the rising demand for water all over the Emirate of Dubai as the project secures the transmission of 140 million gallons of desalinated water per day from Station M so as to enhance and improve the efficiency of the network in all areas”.