The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started the construction of its water-transfer system project.
The primary goal of the 25 kilometer project costing AED 170 million ($46.28 million) is to increase productivity and operational efficiency. It is proposed to boost the amount of water flow and guarantee the stability of water to meet demand to sustain the current and future projects in Dubai.
The project features the use of Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) in different thicknesses to expand the main water pipeline in addition to extension of the control system and remote control from a pumping station in Al Quoz using 1,200mm-wide pipes, and the storage complex in Mushrif, and from Sheikh Zayed Road to Palm Jumeirah, using 900mm-wide pipes.
The project is part of DEWA’s devotion to keep Dubai in the spot as center for global trade, tourism and finance by means of providing a dependable infrastructure that is competent of meeting the requirements of a rapidly-developing city. To increase the efficiency and reliability of the city’s water systems to meet growing demand and the increase in water flow is also part of its strategy.
As planned according to the strategy, the project was launched in January 2014, and approximately within two years the extension of the major water network will be finished.