DEWA awards $67.5m water pipeline contract
June 30, 2017 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract to supply, extend and commission water pipelines in Dubai.
The scope of the contract, worth AED 248m ($67.5m), includes extension of 600-1,200 millimetres of glass-reinforced epoxy (GRE) main water pipes of up to 40km along Al Qudra Street and the Dubai to Al Ain highway, DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.
Work also includes installation of a pipeline along Emirates Road and additional pipelines in other parts of Dubai, as well as installation of remote control and monitoring systems, Al Tayer stated.
“This supports our ambitious strategy and plans to meet the needs of the comprehensive development of electricity and water for the Dubai Plan 2021, and meets the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency, to meet customer demand.
“We are working to increase production and improve operational efficiencies, and increase the flow of water in several parts of Dubai, and as a contingency against any emergencies,” Al Tayer added.
The project is anticipated to be implemented in 30 months.