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DEWA awards $50mn water network contract

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract to supply, extend and launch a 27-km water transmission network to help boost water flow along the Jebel Ali-Al Hebab Road area.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract to supply, extend and launch a 27-km water transmission network to help boost water flow along the Jebel Ali-Al Hebab Road area.

The project, which is estimated to cost $50.3mn, will be completed in 28 months, said a statement from Dewa.

The project involves the extension of glass reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipelines, 1,200 mm in diameter and 27 km in length, to increase water flow along the Jebel Ali-Al Hebab Road to meet the increasing needs of water to Nakhli, Al Aweer, Al Qudra, and Dubai International Endurance City, in addition to projects along Al Ain Road.

This comes as part of the utility’s strategic plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of its water network to cope with demand growth and increase water flow in Dubai, remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive.

This also includes remote monitoring and control systems to effectively control the major water transmission networks all the time through automatic valves that can be remote-controlled from the control centre, to easily detect breakdowns and quickly fix them to reduce water losses in the network, said the Dewa statement.

"Dewa is working to improve the efficiency of its operations, and increase water flow to meet the growing demand for water in various parts of Dubai and support the sustainable development of the emirate," added Al Tayer.

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