ACWA Emirates bags legoland water design contract
ACWA Emirates, part of the ACWA Group has won a contract to design and implement the water recirculation and treatment facilities for the new LEGOLAND Water Park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, due to open in October this year
ACWA Emirates, part of the ACWA Group has won a contract to design and implement the water recirculation and treatment facilities for the new LEGOLAND Water Park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, due to open in October this year.
Led by main contractor ARCO General Contracting, ACWA is responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of the complete water treatment and circulation solution.
The project will provide hygienic recreational quality water throughout the water park and provide continuous filtration for approximately 1.4 million cubic metres of water per day.
The solution comprises three plant rooms and three propulsion turbine pump stations with more than 35 water pumps, together with an array of strainers and nine regenerative media filters, Ultra-violet treatments, twin chemical dosing systems and 14 heat exchangers to ensure a constant water temperature is maintained.
ACWA said it specified mechanical strainers followed by special regenerative media filters to remove particles down to one micron in size.
From the filtration system water will pass through the ultra-violet treatment system to remove any remaining pathogens and then through the 14 heat exchangers. As a final polishing step the water is dosed with chemicals to correct the pH balance before it circulates back around the park.
Together, these will provide water for the many water features and pools including over 15 water slides.
Work on the 11 month design and construction contract started in August 2015 and is on track for completion.
The AED 10.5 billion Dubai Parks and Resorts development is set to open in October this year, spread across 25 million square feet. Around 6.7 million ticketed visits are projected for 2017, the first full year of operation.
In the region ACWA has also been responsible for the 64,000 m3/day Palm Jumeirah desalination development in Dubai and the 76,000 m3/day Al Ansab Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plant in Oman.