DEWA on track with new green vehicle workshop
Al Tayer visits construction site of $30mn facility which is 75% complete.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed 75% of the construction work on its new AED 100mn ($27.2mn) ‘green’ vehicle workshop and is on track to complete the project at the end of March.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA visited the site in Al Ruwayyah to review the progress on the facility which will be the largest of its kind in the region.
It has been designed according to the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) criteria of the US Green Building Council Institute.
“This important project is part of DEWA’s operational plan and supports the future increase of its fleet of vehicles,” said Al Tayer.
“The new vehicle workshop adds to DEWA’s Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, which is the first sustainable government building in the UAE and the largest government building in the world with a Platinum rating for green buildings.
“The vehicle workshop adopts the latest international technologies to conserve electricity and water consumption. This supports our strategy to achieve the sustainable development of Dubai and achieve a better future, for generations to come,” he added.
DEWA owns a fleet of 3,330 different types of vehicle, including light and heavy vehicles, drilling equipment, and other special equipment.
The total area of the new vehicle workshop is 280,761 square feet.
It is equipped with the latest equipment and machines, with an accident repair workshop, paint shop, washing area, auto car wash, management office, and spare parts stores.
The workshop uses the latest sustainable technologies for lighting, air conditioning, and water use.