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Dewa begins work on Al Ghafat Reservoirs

Reservoirs to add 12 million gallons to strategic reserve.

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Dubai will have an increased storage capacity within two years.
Dubai will have an increased storage capacity within two years.

Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Sunday announced it is has started work on two reservoirs that would add 120 million gallons of desalinated water to its strategic water reserve. The authority expects the project to be completed within 24 months.

The authority is going ahead with phases one and two of constructing the Al Ghafat Reservoirs at a cost of 285 million dirhams (US$78 million).

According to Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, Dewa’s CEO, the work includes the construction of the reservoirs, as well as the integration of piping into the existing network, building an electrical substation and a Scada system.

"The works will run according to the program planned in advance, and it is expected that constructing and operating both reservoirs will be achieved during 24 months. These reservoirs will increase our storage capacity up to 669 million gallons compared with current capacity which is 549 million gallons,” said Al Tayer.
 

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