DEWA completes 93% of Palm water project
Dubai utility on track to finish $15.6mn pipeline by October.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed 93% of the main water network on the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island.
The project involves extending 600/900mm Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) main pipes along the trunk of the Palm through the tunnel until it reaches the crescent.
So far, 2,907 metres of the 3km project have been laid and work is expected to be complete by October, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said in a statement.
When finished, the AED 57.5 mn ($15.6mn) project will help to meet increasing demand for water and support current and future projects on the Palm.
“The main goal of this project is to enhance efficiency of the water-transmission networks, and increase water supply to meet the increasing demand for water to support current and future projects on the Palm and its sustainable development,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA provides a reliable infrastructure that is capable of meeting the requirements for development, in line with its strategy to enhance the efficiency and reliability of water networks to meet increasing demand and raise water supply to meet growth across different parts of Dubai.”