DEWA awards $67m Lusaily reservoir project
New storage facility will have 120m gallon capacity
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has awarded the US $67 million contract to build the Lusaily water reservoir project. The scheme is set to boost Dubai’s storage of desalinated water by 120 million gallons, increasing total capacity to 723 million gallons.
“This project is part of DEWA’s strategy and efforts to support and enhance water transmission networks and increase quantities of water flow to meet the rapid growth and demand for water all over the Emirate. DEWA continuously supplies electricity and water at the highest levels of availability, reliability, efficiency and safety to support Dubai’s development plans and to meet current and future customers’ expectations,” said DEWA MD and CEO, H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
“The project includes constructing, testing and commissioning two reinforced concrete reservoirs with capacity of 60 million gallons each and connecting them to pipelines and the existing reservoirs. It is estimated that the progress of works will be on schedule, and it is expected that works will be finished within 20 months. Then, the total storage capacity will reach 723 million gallons in comparison with 603 million gallons at present,” Al Tayer added.