Dewa awards $15.6m water contract
Dubai, December 31, 2012
State utility Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a Dh57.5 million ($15.6 million) contract for a major water transmission network at Palm Jumeirah in the emirate, said a report.
The contract is part of Dewa's strategy to enhance the efficiency and reliability of its water networks to meet growing demand, by increasing water flow to keep pace with a sharp increase in demand for water in various areas of Dubai, reported WAM news agency.
"The main objective is to enhance production and operational capacity, support water transmission networks and increase water flow to meet a sharp demand for water for current and future projects in the Palm. This will also contribute to Dewa's efforts to achieve sustainable development," said its managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
"The project includes laying 600/900mm-diameter water transmission pipes made of glass reinforced epoxy to transmit water from the trunk of the Palm, crossing the tunnel, and reaching the crescent of the Palm.-TradeArabia News Service