DEWA starts work on $26m water pipe
17km pipeline will carry water to Dubai's Business Bay
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has begun work on a project to supply, extend, test and commission a new main water pipeline. The pipe is to be made from reinforced fibreglass, measure 900mm by 1,200mm and be 17km long.
“This project is in line with the vision of the Emirate of Dubai to deliver world-class electricity and water services, and promote its leading position as a hub for finance, business, trade and tourism. Also, it is part of the projects to develop and enhance the infrastructure to improve efficiency and reliability of the water network,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“The cost of the project will exceed AED 96 million and it will take about 24 months to complete. This new water pipeline will extend from the main water pumping station at Al Quoz, passing the Camel Race Course road to Business Bay, between Al Doha Road and Al Khail Road.
“This project is an addition to DEWA’s water network infrastructure, as it will enhance its efficiency and operational capacity to carry water to economically-important areas like Business Bay,” said His Excellency.