DEWA set to finish Al Ghafat Reservoir
New facility will have 120 million gallon capacity
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that its Al Ghafat reservoir complex is set to be operational by the end of November. The new facility will have a desalinated water storage capacity of 120 million gallons, and has been built at a cost of US $32.7 million.
Located close to Dubai Bypass Road, and services areas including Dubai Land, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Dubai Sports City, the new facility is part of DEWA’s strategic plan to boost the efficiency and reliability of its water networks.
“DEWA is continuing its relentless pursuit to execute its various developmental projects to update its infrastructure; to cope with the growth of demand for its services and to reach the highest levels of efficiency and reliability, especially water transmission networks, and increase the quantity of water flow to meet escalating demand for water all over the Emirate of Dubai. This achieves our strategy to secure significant reserves of water,” explained H.E Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA CEO and MD.
“We have built, tested and launched two concrete reservoirs, each with a capacity of 60 million gallons, which are connected to our existing network. The work required to achieve this included excavation, civil engineering, a sewage system, building controls, offices, a chlorine unit, a security facility, an on-site power plant to provide electricity, fencing for the reservoirs, a SCADA system, control systems for close circuit television, lighting, and a septic tank,” Al Tayer added.