Dewa awards $45m water network deal
Dubai, January 3, 2013
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract for a project to supply, implement and extend a 450 mm-diameter water transmission network by 416 km in several areas of Dubai.
The contract is part of Dewa's strategy to enhance the availability, efficiency and reliability of its water networks, to increase the supply of water to keep pace with the sharp increase in demand in various areas of Dubai, a Wam report said quoting a press statement.
"The main objective of the project is to enhance the efficiency of water transmission networks, and reduce water losses in transmission networks by renovating old household networks and extensions, increasing operational capacity and increasing water flow capacity to meet the sharp demand for water in various areas of Dubai," MD and CEO of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said.
The project includes the laying of 450 mm-diameter water transmission pipes made of glass reinforced epoxy at an approximate cost of Dh167 million.
"The project will represent a new addition to water transmission networks, will support the existing networks and renovate some of it to serve consumers and enhance their satisfaction with Dewas services," he said.
The project is expected to be completed within 26 months.