“We have completed 48.458 kilometres of water pipelines until this date, accounting for 82.21 per cent. The work on the project, which aims to increase the capacity of water networks, began on June 15th, 2008, and we expect the completion of the works by February 14, 2011, “ Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dewa.
The authority continues its expansion efforts while strengthening its capabilities and services to meet the growing demand for water in Dubai. In this regard, Dewa continues to successfully move forward in the implementation of vital infrastructure projects.
“We seek to raise productivity and operational efficiency, thus advancing the process of sustainable development in Dubai,” Al Tayer said in a statement to Khaleej Times.
Dewa’s efforts come in the context of strengthening the water transmission networks and increasing the amount of water flow to meet the rapid growth in various locations of Dubai. The project, which aimed at supplying and extending water networks with a total length up to 59 kilometres, witnessed a significant progress in last three years.
“The project includes water transport pipelines with 1,200mm in diameter with an estimated total cost of Dh450 million. The areas covered by the project are along the Emirates from Diamond crossing up to Nad Al Hamr with a 59-kilometre length serving Al Barsha South, Wadi Al Safa, Nad Al Sheba , Ras Al Khor and Nad Al Hamr, “ Al Tayer explained.
It is pertinent to note here that the production capacity of water desalination in Dewa rose in 2009 to 330 million gallons per day, compared with 275 million gallons per day in the year 2008. Last week, the authority said it has commissioned two units of the Dh1.15 billion power generation and water desalination plant, M Station — the biggest so far that can generate 2,000 megawatts electricity and 140 gallons of desalinated water per.
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