DEWA progressing with water network upgrade
Utility is installing surge protection devices in pumping and transmission stations to improve reliability.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is making good progress on a AED 65mn ($17.7mn) project to boost the efficiency and reliability of water transmission networks in different parts of Dubai.
The utility is installing surge protection devices in 13 water pumping and transmission stations in areas such as Jebel Ali, Mushrif, and Hatta.
“The project involves installing systems that protect the network in the event of sudden power outages in pumping stations, which results in different water pressures across the network,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“This system absorbs the variations in the water pressure in the network through special devices installed in the pumping stations to provide the necessary protection.”
So far, 13% of the total surge systems have been installed and the project is expected to be completed by June 2016, added Al Tayer.