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Dewa begins $8.2m Hatta pipeline project

Thirty km of pipelines will be laid.

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Pipelines being laid (picture for illustrative purposes).
Pipelines being laid (picture for illustrative purposes).

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has started building a new water supply pipeline project in Hatta with a view to meeting the growing demand for water in Dubai emirate.

The company said that the $8.2m project involves laying a new pipeline distribution network, with pipes ranging in size from a diameter of 100mm-450mm. In total, around 30km of pipelines will be laid.

The work is expected to take 14 months to complete.

DEWA has also recently awarded a contract to commission and supply a SCADA system, which will remotely track and monitor data on water usage across its network in Dubai.

DEWA charman Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: "Led by our vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, DEWA is effectively contributing to the social, economic, and environmental development of Dubai by providing uninterrupted supplies of electricity and water.

"The objective of the Hatta project is to raise the efficiency of water distribution networks in the area, and strengthen water supply to meet increasing demand."

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